This course is offered every fall semester, and typically has three weekly lectures and one weekly lab. The overall objectives of the course are for students to gain factual knowledge (e.g., terminology, methods), to learn fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories, and to acquire skills in working with others as a member of a team.
Students learn about the dynamic character of cellular organelles, their molecular structures and functions, and how cells utilize chemical energy in running cellular activities.
Students also learn experimental approach and techniques in probing and answering questions in cell biology research through hands-on laboratory exercises.
Pictures from student lab activities:
|Lysosomes in mouse white blood cells||Electrophoresis & immuno-detection of Rubisco||Tissue printing for localizing Rubisco distribution on celery||Fluorescence microscopy of cytoskeleton|
|from epifluorescence microscope||from confocal microscope|