This course builds upon the topics covered in cell biology. It examines current models for intracellular processes including membrane trafficking, cytoskeletal function, cell signaling, the regulation of the cell cycle and differentiation into specific cell types. It incorporates material from both the assigned textbook and from current scientific literature. Students will be required to participate in analysis of assigned research articles, including a group oral presentation. Three hours of laboratory per week starting in spring 2014.
Prerequisite(s): BIO 211 and BIO 212. This course fulfills the Functional Organismic requirement.