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COURSE NUMBER: BIOL 423
COURSE TITLE: Molecular Cell Biology
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jessmi Ling
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: A detailed examination of cell biology at the molecular level. Topics included are: sub-cellular organization, membrane structure and function, protein sorting and vesicular transport, cell-to-cell signaling, nerve cells, cytoskeleton, extracellular matrix, control of the cell cycle, cancer, and immunity.

Prerequisites: BIOL 470 or CHEM 400
PROPOSED REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Lodish et al. 2016. Molecular Cell Biology. 8th Ed. WH Freeman, New York.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Midterm 20%
Quizzes 10%
Laboratory Mark 20%
Assignments 20%
Final Exam 30%
100 %
COURSE OBJECTIVES:It is the aim of the course that students acquire the following skills:
  • Understand the molecular basis of cell structure and function.
  • Explain basic techniques of cytology, biochemistry and genetics used to study subcellular activities.
  • Critically review research articles on topics in molecular cell biology.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction
  • Protein sorting
  • Vesicular transport
  • Microfilaments
  • Microtubules and intermediate filaments
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Signal transduction
  • Signaling pathways
  • Cell cycle regulation
  • Stem cells, cell asymmetry and cell death
  • Cancer
LAB OUTLINE:Protein sorting
Vesicular transport
Microfilaments
Microtubules and intermediate filaments
Extracellular matrix
Signal transduction
Signaling pathways
Cell cycle regulation
Stem cells, cell asymmetry and cell death


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