BIO 4304 – Advanced Cell Biology

This advanced course is designed for upper-level biology students interested in pursuing questions of complex cellular functions. The biochemical, molecular and physiological details of cell structure and function will be explored. Topics may include structure and function of membranes and organelles, protein trafficking, signal transduction, cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, and energy biotransformations. Students will read primary literature and conduct a series of short research projects in the laboratory. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 2165 and BIO 2042. IV