MCDB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Biology of Cell Shape & Movement
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Seniors or Graduate standing. Prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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How do cells change their shape, migrate, or reorganize their interiors? The cytoskeleton and associated motor proteins are responsible for many dynamic, cellular movements. Defects in the regulation of cell movement can lead to a number of diseases, including cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. In this course, we will read primary literature and will explore how the cytoskeleton enables cellular movements in healthy and disease states, with an emphasis on recent and cutting-edge research. We will also have a project in the course that is centered around science communication and outreach. This project will be done in collaboration with acting students in the Movement III course. To facilitate this collaboration, at least three class sessions (dates TBD) will meet on North Campus in Walgreen Studio 2.


MCDB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: Advisory Prerequisite: completion of at least one of the following courses: Bio 205, Bio 272, Bio 305 or MCDB 310. Interested Juniors & Seniors with the prerequisites are welcome to enroll. At least three class sessions (dates TBD) will meet on North Campus in Walgreen Studio 2 with the THTREMUS 272 - Movement III course.

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