(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
This course explores cell signalling, proliferation, differentiation, and programmed cell death. Readings of primary scientific literature are required as part of the lecture component. In the laboratory, students will characterize an unknown gene product through techniques such as western blotting, cell fractionation, cell culture, vital staining, and methods in fluorescence microscopy.
Prerequisites: Microbiology 2201, Biology 2202 and Biochemistry 2201 or equivalents with grades of C- or higher.