Paul LaPointe

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Cell Biology Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Cell Biology Dept
(780) 492-1804
5-51B Medical Sciences Building
8613 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H7


CELL 201 - Introduction to Molecular Cell Biology

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.

CELL 499A - Research Project

Directed research carried out in a laboratory of a member participating in the Cell Biology Program. The project normally continues through Fall and Winter Terms. Successful completion of this course requires a written report and oral presentation on the research project. Prerequisite: A 300-level CELL, Biological Sciences, or Biochemistry course and consent of the Cell Biology Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies. Closed to web registration.

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