Cell Biology and Neuroscience Courses

01:146:408-409 HONORS RESEARCH IN CELL BIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements within the cell biology and neuroscience major.

These two courses are required of students in the Honors Research Track of the Cell Biology and Neuroscience Major (Track B) to fulfill the CBN Honors thesis requirement

Offered

Fall: 408

Spring: 409

Credits

3-6 per semester

Prerequisites

Open only to students majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience who have CBN GPA of 3.4 or above at the end of their junior year

Course Description

These two courses are intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience.

To receive CBN research credits, students must

  1. Engage in “wet lab” or molecular modeling research approved by the CBN department. Hospital volunteering studies and clinical internships are not accepted. Students cannot receive both ARESTY and CBN research credits for the same research
  2. Carry out 4-5 hours of research/week for each research credit. For example:

1 credit = 4-5 hours research/week
2 credits = 8-10 hours research/week
3 credits = 12-15 hours research/week

  1. Submit a 10-page written progress report on the last class day of the Fall semester and Honors thesis in March of the Spring semester

Course satisfies Learning Goals

  1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers
  2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information
  3. 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

Course URL

http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

-Each student registered in 408/409 is required to submit a 10-page report of his or her work to the research mentor and the Coordinator of Research on the last class day of the Fall semester. A 30-page Honors thesis is due in March of the Spring semester.

-Each student is required to submit a written thesis, defend his/her thesis in front of three Rutgers/RWJMS faculty and present a poster at Honors poster colloquium to complete CBN Honors thesis requirement.

Course Materials

N/A

Course Closed?

The deadline for registering for these two courses is the end of first month of each semester. Registration procedures for these two courses can be found at http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit

Faculty

Professor Shu C. Hsu

Coordinator of Research, D419 Nelson

Busch Campus

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01:146: 406-407 RESEARCH IN CELL BIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements within the cell biology and neuroscience major.

Two terms of junior and/or senior research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience (3 or more credits each semester) will be accepted in lieu of the 300-400 elective with laboratory requirement.

Offered

Fall: 406

Spring: 407

Credits

1-3 per semester

6 credits of 307/308/406/407 can be used to fulfil the CBN requirement of 1 elective and lab

Prerequisites

- CBN GPA of 2.8 or better

-Permission of the Department and a Rutgers/RWJMS faculty willing to sponsor the student

Course Description

These two courses are intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience.

To receive CBN research credits, students must

  1. Engage in “wet lab” or molecular modeling research approved by the CBN department. Hospital volunteering studies and clinical internships are not accepted. Students cannot receive both ARESTY and CBN research credits for the same research
  2. Carry out 4-5 hours of research/week for each research credit. For example:

1 credit = 4-5 hours research/week
2 credits = 8-10 hours research/week
3 credits = 12-15 hours research/week

  1. Submit a 10-page written progress report to both the faculty research mentor and the Coordinator of Research on the last class day of each semester 

Course satisfies Learning Goals

  1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers
  2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information
  3. 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

Course URL

http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Each student registered in 406/407 is required to submit a 10-page report of his or her work to the research mentor and the Coordinator of Research on the last class day of each semester.  The final grade in each course is determined by the sponsoring faculty member.

Course Materials

N/A

Course Closed?

The deadline for registering for these two courses is the end of first month of each semester. Registration procedures for these two courses can be found at http://cbn.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit

Faculty

Professor Shu C. Hsu

Coordinator of Research, D419 Nelson

Busch Campus

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01:146 464 TOPICS IN CELL BIOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE

 

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

Offered

Fall

Credits

3

Prerequisites

01:146:245 and 01:146:270

Course Description

This course will focus on topics and concepts of early vertebrate development that are essential to understand functions and potential therapeutic applications of stem cells to spinal cord injury (SCI). Discussions will include embryonic stem cells and their restriction into various kinds of precursors as well as the biology and pathophysiology of SCI. Properties of neural stem cells and their applications in the nervous system will be discussed. The first half of the course will involve lectures as well as reading and discussing original research articles. Students will be taught how to read and critically evaluate papers. In the second half of the course, students will choose a research project, read original papers and review articles, and prepare a written paper and present an oral presentation in class. Students must have a strong background in cell biology or neurobiology.

Course URL

TBA

Course satisfies Learning Goals

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

Students will be required to prepare a written paper and present an oral presentation in class that will constitute 80% of their grade. The remaining 20% will be based on class participation.

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 Fall 2018 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences-Office of Undergraduate  at 848-445-2075 or visit the office at Nelson Biological Laboratories Room B112, Busch Campus.

Faculty

Professor Martin Grumet, Ph.D.

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus
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Professor Wise Young, Ph.D., M.D.
Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

01:146:470 ADVANCED CELL BIOLOGY

 

This intensive course is suitable for Life Science majors and graduate students with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.


 

Offered

Fall

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology 01:146:270

Course Description

This course, taught by about 4 professors, addresses advanced concepts of cell biology, focusing on the molecular organization of cells, including internal membranes and synthesis of macromolecules, the cell nucleus, the cell cycle, cytoskeleton, cell-cell adhesion and the extra-cellular matrix, and signal transduction.

Topics include:

* Nucleic Acid and Protein Structure and Function
* Signal Transduction
* DNA replication/repair
* Chromatin structure 
* Cell Cycle
* Cell Differentiation and Development
* Somatic Stem Cells and Niches
* Cancer Cells
* Genomics
* Membranes and the Cytoskeleton
* Protein Sorting and Transport
* Cell Adhesion and Motility

Course Syllabus

Fall 2017 Syllabus

Course URL

Course management via the University's Sakai 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

3, 80-minute exams plus a comprehensive final will count for 100% of the grade. The exam policy posted on the course Sakai site will be strictly enforced during exams. There is no mechanism in place to earn extra credit for the purpose of raising a grade.

Graduate students (all students registered for 148:514) will answer a comprehensive essay question, worth 10% of the final grade, during the final exam.

Course Materials

Required Text:

MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY, by Lodish, Berk, Kaiser, Krieger, Bretscher, Ploegh, Amon and Martin, 8th Edition, WH Freeman. ISBN- 13:978-1-319-04387-2

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 Fall 2018 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.

Faculty

Course coordinator:

Professor Ron Hart (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
D251 in Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus
(848) 445-1783

Participating Faculty:

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

Prof. Gabriella D'Arcangelo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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

Prof. Wai Dai (daiThis 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.

 

01:146:464 Topics in Cell Biology and Neuroscience: Harnessing Immunity in Cancer and Disease

 

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

Class meets  twice per week in ARC Room 110 on Tuesday and Thursdays, 5 pm- 6:20 pm

Offered

Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Immunology  (146:474)  

Course Description

The course will be taught by two-three faculty members, each responsible for teaching a module on a topic of choice. Each module consists of a mixture of lectures by the teaching faculty and student presentation/discussion of assigned primary research articles. Each student will also be required to write a final written paper consisting of a brief critical review of the assigned research paper. Topics will include cancer immunology and autoimmunity and the role of specific immune subsets in these processes.

Course URL

Sakai

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3. 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.  

Grading Policy

The final grade in this course will be based upon student presentation (50%), class participation (20%), and a written paper (30% of the grade).

Course Materials  

Lecture Slides and Primary Research Literature assigned by the instructor will be posted in Sakai

Course Closed 

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2018 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. 

Faculty 

Course Coordinator: Dr. Lori Covey

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Additional Teaching Faculty:

Instructor: Dr. Ping Xie

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


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