MCDB 428 - Cell Biology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Credit Exclusions:
Students with credit for MCDB 320 must obtain permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Enforced Prerequisites:
MCDB (BIOLOGY) 310, MCDB (BIOLOGY) 311, BIOLCHEM 415, or BIOLCHEM 451/CHEM 451; or Graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
W.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

MCDB 428 is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the biology of eukaryotes at the cellular and molecular level. This course is intended for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The information is presented at a level that requires students to integrate information from their other biology, chemistry, and biochemistry courses.

The following topics will be included:

  • general techniques used in cell biology;
  • general properties of membranes; secretion, endocytosis, and related processes;
  • organelle biogenesis;
  • signal transduction;
  • cytoskeleton and cell motility;
  • cell cycle and its regulation;
  • cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions;
  • programmed cell death;
  • functions of specialized cell types.

Students will be expected to integrate the scientific data presented in class as well as to read and interpret basic research drawn from the current scientific literature. Grades will be based on four exams and the discussion section.

Textbook: Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts, et al. 5th edition. Taylor and Frances.

MCDB 428 - Cell Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
44896
Open
58
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
44897
Open
13
 
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M 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
44898
Open
18
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (DIS)
P
44899
Open
12
 
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Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
44900
Open
15
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Note:
Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, Alberts et al., Garland Publishing
ISBN: 0815341059
Molecular biology of the cell, Author: Julian Lewis ... [et al.]., Publisher: Garland Science 5th ed. 2007
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