A407_KK
Course Coordinator: 
Keiko Kono
Special Topic: Basic Cell Biology
Description: 

This course will revisit basic cell biology, envisioning the future of the field. The goal is getting an idea of how to ask one’s own question in cell biology. Active engagement in the class is strongly encouraged. The course bridges undergraduate and graduate levels.  

 
Aim: 
To understand how to ask one’s own question by revisiting basic cell biology
Detailed Syllabus: 

Overview 

Cells 

DNA, RNA, Proteins 

DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination 

Gene Expression 

Membranes and Organelle 

Cytoskeleton 

Cell Signaling 

Cell Cycle and Cancer 

Stem Cells and Regeneration 

Course Type: 
Elective
Credits: 
1
Assessment: 
Students should write an essay at the end of the course. If the class size is sufficiently small, oral presentation by each student may substitute it. Students’ original thoughts will be highly evaluated, even though they are rough around the edges
Prior Knowledge: 

Before attending the class, participants should skim at least one cell biology textbook for beginners, such as “Molecular Biology of the Cell” or “Essential Cell Biology”.