Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology 01:146:270
This course, taught by 3 professors, addresses advanced concepts of cell biology, focusing on genomics, epigenetics, imaging techniques, stem cell biology, protein transport, and cryo-electron microscopy.
* Nucleic Acid and Protein Structure and Function
* DNA replication/repair
* Chromatin structure
* Cell Cycle
* Cell Differentiation and Development
* Somatic Stem Cells and Niches
* Cancer Cells
* Protein Sorting and Transport
Preference is given to declared Cell Biology & Neuroscience majors graduating within the following academic year. If space is available, other qualified students will be admitted. See Course Closed, below.
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
3, 80-minute exams will count for 90% of the grade and approximately 6 graded quizzes will count for 10% of the grade. The exam policy posted on the course Canvas 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.
MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY, by Lodish, Berk, Kaiser, Krieger, Bretscher, Ploegh, Amon and Martin, 8th Edition, WH Freeman. ISBN- 13:978-1-319-04387-2
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 2022 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.
Dr. Ron Hart (
Dr. Kelvin Kwan (
Dr. Wei Dai (
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.