5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
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Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Non-Departmental | Anthropology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern | Asian Studies | Astronomy
Biochemistry | Biology | Biological and Physical Sciences | Biophysics | Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Commerce | Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences
French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs | Health Evaluation Sciences | History | Linguistics
Mathematics | Microbiology | Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics | Music | Neuroscience
Pharmacology | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian and East European Studies
Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

Department of Cell Biology
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions

Note   The courses listed below are open to students who plan to work toward a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Cell Biology. Admission to any of the courses listed is by permission of the instructor(s) concerned.

CELL 501 - (6) (Y)
Gross Anatomy and Development of the Human Body

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Provides a thorough understanding of the structure and development of body form and organ systems. The lectures in gross anatomy stress the relation between structure and function and point to the clinical applications. Embryology is interwoven in the gross anatomy course to present a complete picture of organs and body form from their earliest beginnings to their adult condition.

CELL 502 - (5) (Y)
Gross Anatomy and Development of the Human Body

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Continuation of CELL 501.

CELL 503 - (6) (Y)
Cell and Tissue Structure

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Presents an integrated picture of morphological, biochemical, and functional aspects of cells, tissues, and organs. Emphasizes fundamental concepts of the structure of cells and its relationship to function. The laboratory sessions emphasize the morphological aspects of cells, tissues, and organs at both the light and electron microscopical levels.

CELL 505 - (4) (Y)
Methods and Applications in Biotechnology

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
This laboratory course introduces graduate students to a broad range of basic research techniques used in biomedical research. The laboratory sessions emphasize both theory of and practical experience with each procedure. The procedures include electron and light microscopy, tissue culture, autoradiography, immunocytochemistry, molecular separation and isolation techniques, and radio immunology.

CELL 506 - (4) (S) Laboratory Rotations
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Graduate students carry out limited research projects in two or three department research laboratories. Emphasizes designing and executing experiments.

CELL 508 - (4) (Y)
Developmental Biology

Examination of the basic processes and concepts involved in early development. Topics include gametogenesis, fertilization, nucleo-cytoplasmic interactions, determination of primary tissues, induction, gene activity in early development, pattern formation, processes in differentiation, and abnormal development. Cross-listed as BIOL 508.

CELL 595 - (Credit to be determined) (Y)

Research projects are conducted in cooperation with and under the direction of one of the staff members.

CELL 701 - (5) (Y)
Structure and Function of the Cell

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
An intensive survey course in modern cell biology emphasizing the interrelationship between structure and function. Taught by faculty from various basic science departments utilizing a combination of textbook readings and original literature. Emphasizes biological membranes, cell adhesion, cytoskeleton, mitosis and cell cycle, cell signaling, and cancer. Same as GSAS 812.

CELL 802 - (3) (IR)
Advances in Reproductive Biology

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Topics include consideration of reproductive capacity and strategy, mechanisms of hormone action, cell and molecular biology of gametogenesis and gamete maturation, and events leading to fertilization. Emphasizes current advances in reproductive biology.

CELL 803 - (Credit to be determined) (Y)
Advanced Gross Anatomy of the Human Body

A laboratory demonstration/dissection course systematically reviewing the gross anatomy of the human body. Emphasizes the functional and surgical aspects of the morphology.

CELL 804 - (Credit to be determined) (Y)
Advanced Gross Anatomy of the Human Body

Prerequisite: CELL 502 or equivalent
Continuation of CELL 803.

CELL 805 - (2) (IR)
Colloquium in Developmental Biology

Discussion of selected topics related to growth, cell differentiation, organogenesis, and regeneration. Includes current topics in developmental biology as a basis for normal and abnormal development.

CELL 806 - (2) (IR)
Colloquium in Cell Biology

Detailed consideration of selected topics on the structure of the cell and the relationship of this structure to cellular functions. Particular attention is given to the ultrastructure of animal cells and the functioning of their subcellular components. The topics chosen for investigation emphasize current advances in cell biology.

CELL 897 - (3-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research

For masterís research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.

CELL 898 - (3-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research

For masterís thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.

CELL 903, 904 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Cell Biology

CELL 905, 906 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Cardiovascular Cell Biology

CELL 907, 908 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Reproductive Cell Biology

CELL 909, 910 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Reproductive Cell Biology and Immunology

CELL 911, 912 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Reproductive Physiology

CELL 913, 914 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Molecular Developmental Biology

CELL 915, 916 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Molecular Biology of Connective Tissues

CELL 917, 918 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Developmental Biology of the Nervous System

CELL 921, 922 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Monoclonal Antibody Production

CELL 923, 924 - (1-12) (Y)
Research in Molecular Biology of Membranes

CELL 997 - (1-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research

CELL 999 - (1-12) (Y)
Non-Topical Research

For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

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