Biochemistry and molecular biology for undergraduate students in molecular and cellular biology, for biochemistry majors, and graduate students in other science departments. Prerequisite: either 2.2 in BIOC 406 or 2.2 in BIOC 441. Offered: Sp.
Biochemistry 442 covers both Cellular and Molecular Biology and is taught by Drs. Kimelman and Palmiter, respectively. The material is presented at a fairly high-level, and is designed for students interested in a comprehensive overview of the subject combined with a presentation of the most recent research. Cell Biology covers such subjects as protein translation, protein trafficking, post-translational modification, intercellular signaling, cyto- skeletal dynamics, cell cycle dynamics and cancer.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The class meets three times a week for lectures which are supplemented by textbook reading. There is an additional quiz section once a week led by the teaching assistants.
Good study habits and developing an analytical mind.
Class assignments and grading
There are no fixed assignments. Textbook reading is highly recommended.
There are three exams, two midterms and a final, which each constitute one-third of the grade.