We will read through the textbook “Molecular Biology of the Cell”, one chapter per class.
Students will work through the Problems workbook on their own as needed, but Professor Kono offers Office hours every Friday for student help.
Three small examinations will be required during the term, weighted 25%, 25%, and 50%.
The first two exams cover material up to that time. The final exam covers all material of the term.
Grade expectations are
A corresponds to scores of 85-100%
B corresponds to scores of 70-84%
C corresponds to scores of 60-69%
Scores less than 60% receive a fail grade.
- Cells and Genomes
- Cell Chemistry and Bioenergetics
- DNA, Chromosomes, and Genomes
- DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination
- How Cells Read the Genome: From DNA to Protein
- Control of Gene Expression
- Examination 1
- Analyzing Cells, Molecules, and Systems
- Visualizing Cells
- Membrane Structure
- Membrane Transport of Small Molecules and the Electrical Properties of Membranes
- Intracellular Compartments and Protein Sorting
- Intracellular Membrane Traffic
- Energy Conversion: Mitochondria and Chloroplasts
- Cell Signaling
- The Cytoskeleton
- The Cell Cycle
- Cell Death
- Examination 2
- Cell Junctions and the Extracellular Matrix
- Development of Multicellular Organisms
- Stem Cells and Tissue Renewal
- Pathogens and Infection
- The Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems
- Examination 3
The course is very basic. Non-biology students are welcome.