Fall 2012 not offered
The cell is the fundamental unit of life. Understanding cell behavior and function at the cellular level is critical for understanding biological function from the molecular to organismic levels. The goals of this course are to introduce many concepts of cellular function. Topics covered include cell and organelle structure and function, trafficking, cell adhesion and motility, proliferation, signal transduction and cell differentiation. Journal papers will introduce students to research in these topics of cell biology. 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 diseases.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(IDEA-MN)(INFO-MN)(MB&B)(SISP)