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This course investigates cell structure and function as a consequence of evolutionary processes, and it stresses the dynamic properties of living systems. Topics include an introduction to biological molecules and enzyme action, membrane structure and function, energy exchange and design of metabolic systems, expression of genetic information, cell signaling, cell trafficking, the cell cycle, and cancer. Student-designed laboratory experiments and discussions based on primary biology literature will highlight how biological knowledge is created and understood.
Format: lecture/laboratory; In-person sections (Lynch and Holland): lecture, 3 hours per week and laboratory/discussion, 2 hours per week. Remote section (Turner): Pre-recorded lectures and 3 online meetings per week. Laboratory/discussion, 2 hours per week.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
hour tests, a final exam, lab reports, discussion assignments, and discussion participation
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