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Fall 2016-2017
MOL 504   na, npdf

Cellular Biochemistry

Ileana M. Cristea
Zemer Gitai
Alexei V. Korennykh
Sabine Petry

This course focuses on the molecules and molecular assemblies that underlie cellular structure and function. Topics include protein structure and folding; ligand binding and enzyme catalysis; membranes, ion channels, and translocation; intracellular trafficking; signal transduction and cell-cell communication; and cytoskeleton assembly, regulation, and function. A major goal of the course is to increase proficiency in parsing and critically discussing papers from the primary literature.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 3-4 scientific articles will be read and discussed each week. These readings will be assigned prior to class discussion.

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 30%
Quizzes - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Other Requirements:
MOL Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
Students present 5-minute talks on cell biological methods (assigned in advance). Seniors, with permission of instructor, may enroll in this course.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22426 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Thomas Laboratory   118   Enrolled:25 Limit:35