Cellular function lies at the root of all complex and simple biological systems. This course will expose you to the fundamental mechanisms that allow cells to maintain the system of proteins and biomolecules required for them to replicate with high fidelity, to maintain stable functional states, to differentiate in response to external cues and to ultimately form complex organizations of cells (i.e., tissues). We will apply an experimental approach to a classic problem in cell biology. We will master “blackboard” experimental techniques to allow us to explore the remarkable transformation...
Review for Final Exam: This class covers all topics discussed in the course, with an emphasis on cell signaling.
Lecture 28: The instructor reviews some major pathways dealing with signal transduction and an application of principles learned to cancerous cells.
Lecture 27: Kaplan continues his discussion of signal transduction, the role of signals in cell migration, and the ability of cells to see which direction to move.