Principles and Mechanisms of Cell Biology|
|Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor|
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 how cells function within the context of the multicellular organism or tissue--an environment that cells regulate as well as respond to. We also focus on the process of scientific discovery in the field of cell biology--how do we know what we know? Hence whilst the textbook will provide background reading, we will also discuss original research in class. We will cover cell and organelle structure and function, trafficking, cell adhesion and motility, proliferation, signal transduction, and cell differentiation, and consider how these processes are integrated to generate coherent cell behaviors, or 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, 2 mid-terms, and 1 final exam.
|Instructor(s): Johnson,Ruth Ineke Times: .M.W.F. 10:50AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 30||SR major: 9||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 30||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 13||FR: X|