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245  Cell & Developmental Biology  (4 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): A. Frost, S. Mukherjee       Prerequisite(s): Calculus, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and an advanced course in biology are highly desirable.

Restrictions: Instructor approval required for non-Tetrad students.       Activities: Lecture, Conference

Training in the modern aspects of the molecular basis of cell function with emphasis on how cells move, secrete, divide, and communicate with each other.

250  Research  (1 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Completion of 2 quarters of Biochemistry 215 in the year prior

Restrictions: Students must be in year 2 or above       Activities: Independent Study, Laboratory

The course is intended to give students hands-on experience in investigation of a fundamental question in biology using modern techniques and approaches in Cell Bio. The scope of the research project, formulation of the hypothesis, and the necessary experimental approaches taken to test the hypothesis will be determined based on active input from the student and the lab’s Principle Investigator. The student is expected to become increasingly independent in each of these aspects of the project.