Course Descriptions

01:146:480 Advanced Cell Biology II 


This course is intended for junior and senior students majoring in CBN and fulfills one of the advanced course requirements for this major. The course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major, and is also suitable for other Life Science students with a strong background in biology.






Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology 01:146:270

Course Description

This course, taught by 3 CBN professors, addresses advanced concepts of cell biology, focusing on RNA biology, signal transduction and cytoskeletal dynamics. The course is organized into 3 modules. Classes meet in person twice per week (2 x 80 min.). Attendance and participation are encouraged.

Course Syllabus

Spring 2021 Syllabus

Course URL

Course management via the University's Canvas platform

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society. These goals are consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Three 80-minute exams will count toward 57% of the final grade. There will be no comprehensive final exam. Additional quizzes will be offered during each module and count for 43% of the final grade.

Course Materials

Recommended Text:

MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY, by Lodish, Berk, Kaiser, Krieger, Bretscher, Ploegh, Martin, Yaffe and Amon.  9th Edition (2021), Macmillan Learning. ISBN: 9781319365028 (eBook), 9781319426736 (access card), 9781319208523 (paperback).

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2023 Courses .  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.


Course coordinator:

Prof. Gabriella D'Arcangelo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
B323 in Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus
(848) 445-2839

Participating Faculty:

Prof. Megerditch Kiledjian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Prof. Max Tischfield (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.