Cell Biology

Cell Biology
Fundamentals of cell structure and function with reference to analytical methods used by cell biologists. Practice in designing, executing, and interpreting relative experiments.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMMBIO 240; or CHEM 481M; or CHEM 481
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining PDBIO 360
Course Outcomes

Nuclear Architecture

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the molecular architecture of the nucleus, including the nuclear envelope, nucleoplasm and nucleolus, chromatin, and the nuclear pore.

Protein Transport

Students will demonstrate an understanding of protein transport, including nuclear import and export and vesicular transport through the secretory and sorting pathways.

Cytoskeletal Systems

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the molecular and cellular structure and dynamics of cytoskeletal systems.

Cellular Biology

Students will be able to apply the basic cell biological principles in outcomes 1-3 to more complicated cellular processes, including cell adhesion, cell migration, cell polarity, cell division, cancer, and development.

Experimental Design

Students will demonstrate the ability to generate hypothesis about how cell biological systems work at the molecular level and design experiments that test that hypothesis.

Data Interpretation

Students will demonstrate competence in interpreting original raw data from cell biology experiments, including microscopy, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics strategies

Literature Evaluation

Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate primary cell biology literature, including the ability to evaluate the design and interpretation of experimental data.