Principles and Mechanisms of Cell Biology|
The cell is the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism. Understanding the molecular basis for its behavior and function is critical to understand biological function at all levels, from molecular to organismic. The primary goal of this course is to understand the process of scientific discovery in the field of cell biology--how do we know what we know? The textbook will provide a background to read and discuss original research articles. We will cover cell and organelle structure and function, trafficking, cell adhesion and motility, proliferation, signal transduction, and cell differentiation. To demonstrate how basic biological processes combine to form a coherent whole, we will discuss examples of integration of biological functions in tissues--and when these go awry in disease.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIM)(CIS)(IDEA-MN)(MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Alberts, B. et al., MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, 6th ed. ISBN: 9780815344322
|Examination and Assignments: |
Homework and class participation, midterm, and final exam.
|Instructor(s): Devoto,Stephen H. Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 8||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 31||GRAD: 2||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 16||FR: X|