Cell Biology at Amherst College


Biology 291



CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION



Prof. Poccia



Course Schedule - Spring 2014



Date

Lecture

Laboratory

Jan. 24, 27, 29 Introduction/Plasma Membrane X
Jan. 31, Feb. 3,5 Plasma Membrane, Transport Light Microscopy
Feb. 7, 10, 12 Cytoskeleton & Motility X
Feb. 14, 17, 12 Cytoskeleton & Motility Tubulin Purification
Feb. 21, 24 Surface and Extracellular Matrix Quantification and Kinetics
Feb. 26, 28 Energetics: Mitochondria, Chloroplasts X
Mar. 3, 5, 7 Energetics: Mitochondria, Chloroplasts Photosynthesis
Mar. 10, 12, 14 Vesicular Traffic, Protein Synthesis, Secretion X
Mar. 17-21 SPRING BREAK X
Mar. 24, 26, 28 Vesicular Traffic, Protein Synthesis, Secretion Light Microscope Practical
Mar. 31, Apr. 2, 4 Nucleus Fluorescence Microscopy
Apr. 7, 9, 11 Nucleus X
apr. 14, 16, 18 Cell Cycle Confocal/Image Analysis
Apr. 21, 23, 25 Cell Division  
Apr. 28, 30, May 2 Signaling Mechanisms Photoshop
May 5, 7 Signaling Mechanisms X

Hour Exams



Given On

Covering

Exam I Tue. Mar. 4 Jan. 24 to Feb. 24
Exam II Tue. Apr. 15 Feb. 24 to Mar. 28
Exam III Final Exam Week Mar. 31 to May 7

Tuesday Lectures 2/6*, 4/17*

Review Sessions 2/25, 4/8, 5/6



READINGS


In, Alberts et al.         Molecular Biology of the Cell      Garland Press          5th Edition, 2008

 

            The following lists the pertinent pages in the 5th edition of your text.  You need not memorize every word of the text. Use it primarily to supplement your understanding of the lectures, then as further reading to review background material or extend your knowledge beyond the course material.                     

 

Introduction.   Skim Chaps. 2-3 (review of Bio 19) and Ch 8 (501-532) on molecules and Chap 9 on microscopy techniques and return to these as needed during the semester.

Cell Membrane Structure and Transport.  Chaps. 10 and 11. 
           
Cell Motility and Cytoskeleton.   Chap. 16.

Junctions, Adhesion and Extracellular Matrix.  Chap. 19.

Energetics: Mitochondria, Chloroplasts.  Chap. 14.
           
Compartments, Protein Sorting and Vesicular Traffic.  Chaps. 12 and 13.
           
Interphase Nucleus. Chaps. 4 (195-235), 5 (281-294), 6 (347-366).

Cell Cycle, Mitosis, Cytokinesis, Cancer.  Chaps. 17, 20.

Signaling Mechanisms.  Chap. 15.

 

 

 

SCHEDULED LABS 

2/5, 2/19, 2/26, 3/12, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30

 

            Please read lab handouts before coming to lab so that you have an idea of what you will be doing!   Use forms for reports and submit through Moodle.


 




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