An introduction to cell biology with a focus on eukaryotic cells. Lectures and labs will introduce students to apply microscopy, biochemistry, and molecular genetics to study structure and function at the cellular level of organization. Subjects to be explored include the structure, genesis and function of biological membranes; the endomembrane system and its role in the post-translational modification and transport of proteins; cellular communication and signaling; the cytoskeleton; intercellular junctions and the extracellular matrix; and the regulation of the cell cycle. Prerequisite: BIOL-1310. Recommended: CHEM-1010 and CHEM-1020.
- Teacher: John Brubacher