Honors Introductory Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics|
This introductory course in cell biology and molecular genetics is designed for students with a substantial background in biology. All of the material and lectures of BIOL/MB&B181 will be included, and an additional one and one-half hour meeting per week will cover related specific topics in considerably greater depth. Examples of such topics include the dynamics of protein folding; mechanisms of intracellular transport; gene therapy; and the genetic and molecular basis of certain diseases such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and cancer, with emphasis on free-radical production and damage to cellular membranes and to DNA; and defects in DNA repair and cell-cycle regulation.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MB&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
All of the required readings for BIOL/MB&B181, plus selected scientific reviews and current journal articles dealing with major topics in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics.
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be four mid-term examinations, a final examination, one paper and a short classroom presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students should have a strong interest in the Biological Sciences and a good background of coursework and/or other experience in science, such as exposure to laboratory research.
|Instructor(s): Lane,Robert P. Holmes,Scott G. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; .M..... 07:00PM-08:20PM; Location: SCIE150; SHAN201; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 20
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|