MCDB 428 - Cell Biology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
Students with credit for MCDB 320 must obtain permission of instructor.
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
MCDB 310, BIOLCHEM 415, or CHEM 351; or graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

MCDB 428 is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the biology of eukaryotes at the cellular and molecular level.

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.

Course Requirements:

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.

Intended Audience:

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.

Class Format:

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MCDB 428 - Cell Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
M 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (DIS)
M 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780815344322
Molecular biology of the cell, Publisher: Garland Science, Taylor and Francis Group 2015
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