CELL 201 - Introduction to Molecular Cell Biology

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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

An introductory Cell Biology course suitable for students interested in pursuing Cell Biology specialization/honors. This course focuses on the molecular aspects of modern cell biology. Topics covered include the nucleus and gene expression; membrane structure and function; signal transduction; organelle biogenesis; cytoskeleton and cell motility; cell adhesion; the cell cycle; cancer; differentiation and stem cell technology. Reference will be made to key investigations and new technologies that have defined modern cell biology. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or SCI 100. Pre or corequisite: CHEM 261 or SCI 100. Note: Not to be taken by students with credit in BIOL 201; in addition, not available to students currently enrolled in BIOL 201.