Jan 23, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 30300 - Cell Biology

This Biology major capstone course builds upon what has been learned in molecular biology & genetics and biochemistry providing and integrated look at the molecular biology of the cell. Separated into 5 units. the lecture and laboratory components are coordinated. The course includes integrated components in the following eukaryotic cell biology areas through the following 5 units: 1. Introduction: Cell morphology and commonly used techniques for examining the cell. An introduction to cell proliferation, cell motility, and cell communication (comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems). 2.Cell Cycle Regulation: Cell cycle regulation, cellular signal transduction, regulation of cell proliferation and cell growth, cell death mechanisms, and de-regulation of cell growth the process of tumorigenesis. 3. Membranes and Cytoskeleton: Membranes, cytoskeleton, and signaling, are including mechanisms for transport and cellular channels for intracellular and intercellular communication. Human biology and disease as it pertains to membrane biology. 4. Organelles: Intracellular organelles are examined in detail for their structures and functions. This includes, but is not limited to, mitochondrial function and energy production, protein degradation pathways and intracellular trafficking. 5.Cell Communication: Cellular differentiation, cell-cell communication, and an introduction to development.
prereq: Advisor permission; BIOL 30000 or instructor permission
7 hrs
4.5 cr
spring only