03-741: Advanced Cell Biology-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

03-741: Advanced Cell Biology

This course covers fourteen topics in which significant recent advances or controversies have been reported. For each topic there is a background lecture by the instructor, student presentations of the relevant primary research articles and a general class discussion. Example topics are: extracellular matrix control of normal and cancer cell cycles, force generating mechanisms in trans-membrane protein translocation, signal transduction control of cell motility, and a molecular mechanism for membrane fusion.

Spring: 12 units
Prerequisites: (03-231 or 03-232) and 03-240.