BIOL 306
Cellular Regulatory Mechanisms
Last Offered Spring 2009
Division III
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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This course explores the regulation of cellular function and gene expression from a perspective that integrates current paradigms in molecular genetics, signal transduction, and genomics. Topics include: transcriptional and post-transcriptional control, chromatin regulation of gene silencing and imprinting, chromosome instability, prions and other self-perpetuating protein conformations, protein degradation, and organellar and cytoskeletal dynamics. A central feature of the course will be discussion of articles from the primary literature. The laboratory will consist of a semester-long research project that integrates recombinant DNA techniques with genomic tools to investigate unanswered questions in eukaryotic cell biology using yeast as a model organism.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion/laboratory
Limit: 24
Expected: 22
Class#: 3164
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on three tests, in-class discussion of papers, the laboratory notebook, an independent research project, and a research paper
Prerequisites: Biology 202
Enrollment Preferences: Biology majors
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives

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