Fall 2024

Cell Structure and Function with Lab

Listed in: Biochemistry-Biophysics, as BCBP-291  |  Biology, as BIOL-291


Marc A. Edwards (Sections 01 and 01L)


(Offered as BIOL 291 and BCBP 291) An analysis of the structure and function of eukaryotic cells. Topics to be discussed include the cell surface and membranes, cytoskeletal elements and motility, cytoplasmic organelles and bioenergetics, the interphase nucleus and chromosomes, mitosis, meiosis, and cell cycle regulation. There will be three classroom hours consisting of both lectures and problem-solving sessions, and three hours of laboratory per week.

Requisite: BIOL 191, CHEM151/155, and CHEM161/165. Limited to 16 students. Fall semester. Professor Edwards.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority by seniority and by majors (Biology, BCBP, Neuroscience)

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: reading primary literature, data analysis, experimental design, lab work, collaboration, critical thinking, individual exams.

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Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024