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EN.540.307. Cell Biology for Engineers. 3.0 Credits.

This course explores fundamental structural details and molecular functions of different parts of the cell. Considerable emphasis is placed on experimental/quantitative approaches to answering these questions. Topics include Central dogma and the nucleus; protein trafficking; ion transporters; cytoskeleton; molecular motors; cell cycle and cell division; signal transduction, cell growth and cancer; cell death, the extracellular matrix; cell adhesion, cell junctions and epithelium; and muscle contraction, cell motility and morphogenesis.
Prerequisites: Cell Biology restriction: students who have completed AS.020.306 may not enroll.
Instructor(s): J. Yang; R. Li
Area: Natural Sciences.