Principles of Biology I: Cell Biology and Molecular Basis of Heredity|
|Certificates: Informatics and Modeling|
This course presents an exploration of the contemporary view of the cell and an introduction to the molecules and mechanisms of genetics and gene function. The course will have two major themes. First, we will focus on the central dogma of molecular biology, describing the process of information transfer from genetic code in DNA through protein synthesis and function. Topics include DNA replication and repair, chromosome dynamics, RNA transcription, protein translation, gene regulation, and genomics. Second, we will focus on cell theory and the underlying molecular mechanisms of cellular activity, including cell signaling, energetics, cell motility, and cell cycling. Lectures will stress the experimental basis of conclusions presented and highlight important details and major themes. The course will also emphasize problem-solving approaches in cell and molecular biology.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CHEM)(E&ES)(MB&B)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - June Session|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bruce Alberts, Dennis Bray, Karn Hopkins, Alexander Johnson, Julia Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts and Peter Walter, ESSENTIAL CELL BIOLOGY, 3rd edition.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Combination of problem sets, homework assignments, and exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
MB&B 191 is usually taken concurrently with MB&B 181; however, students must sign up for MB&B 181 and MB&B 191 separately.
|Instructor(s): Murolo,Michelle Aaron Times: .MTWRF. 09:00AM-10:40AM; Location: SCIE141; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 6|