Course description and goals:
An introduction to the organization of cells and the processes they carry out. In particular we will examine components of the cell surface, cytoskeletal structures and organelles. We will study the transformation of energy, intracellular trafficking, transduction of cellular signals and regulation of cell division. An emphasis will be placed on application of principles covered in class and on scientific approach. Lecture material will be supplemented with student projects and laboratory experiments demonstrating relevant techniques in cell biology.
Prerequisites: Bio19 (Molecules, Cells and Genes) or equiv.; Chem 11 and 12 (General Chemistry) or equiv. (co-enrollment in Chem. 12 is permitted but not recommended)
Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, by Bruce Alberts, Alexander Johnson, Julian Lewis, Martin Raff, Keith Roberts, Peter Walter. Garland Science, Hardcover: ISBN 978-0-8153-4105-5