Molecular basis of key eukaryotic cell functions including motility, adhesion, membrane trafficking, cell-cell communication, and cell division. Lectures (and journal club for BSC 415).
Undergraduate student research in the laboratory comprising essential techniques such as molecular cloning, mammalian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, and data analysis.
This course introduces undergraduate (and graduate) students to fundamental and advanced in vitro and in vivo techniques of DNA manipulation. In a problem-based learning setup, students learn how to develop “real-world” research questions and derive hypotheses that are experimentally tested. To do this, students plan and conduct self-contained projects & analyze and interpret the obtained data to test their hypotheses.