Fundamentals B: Cell Biology, GSND N 500D, (3 Credits)
Course Director: Diego Fraidenraich
The lecture series provides an overview of important concepts in cell biology. Students are introduced to basic cellular structure and function. Topics include: an introduction to the techniques used for studying cell biology, biomembranes, cell compartments, exocytosis and endocytosis, the nucleus, cell cycle and apoptosis, cell signaling, cytoskeleton, extracellular matrix, angiogenesis, wound repair, cell surface specializations and junctions, and basic tissue biology of epithelia, connective tissue, cell biology of cancer, cardiac tissue, stem cells, development, genetic modification of a cell/organism, gene expression and immunology.