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BLG311: Cell Biology F2016Dr. Costin Antonescu1
Image courtesy of Thomas P. Stossel (Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School), June 22, 1999, made available by Philip G. Allen (Boston University) and Gabriel Fenteany (University of Connecticut)White blood cells hunting down a pathogen2
MDCK cell monolayer undergoing wound closure. Image courtesy of Assaf Zaritsky and Doron Kaplan. Cells moving (migrating) to repair a wound3
Image courtesy of George von Dassow, Koen J.C. Verbrugghe, Ann L. Miller, Jenny R. Sider, William M. Bement (J Cell Biol. 2009 Dec 14;187(6):831-45.)Cell Division4
Early embryo development (starting with 2 cells)Image courtesy of Fengzhu Xiong, Megason Lab, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Honorable Mention, 2011 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®5
Rapoport D, et al. 2011. PLOS ONE. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0027315. PMID 22087288Cells growing and dividing6
Please see D2L for details in the Course Information Sheet7** Please allow 72 hours (3 business days) for a response. BLG311 contact information
Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. and Walter, P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell.6thor 5th edition. Garland Science.BLG311 required Text8•If you have an earlier edition of this textbook, you should come to office hours and see how similar those editions may be.
BLG311 Course EvaluationPlease see D2L for details in the Course Information Sheet9
10Online quizzes on D2L (1)•Quizzes will be worth 10% of your final grade. •There will be 8 quizzes total, one for each section of the course•Section 1: Introduction to Cell Biology•Section 2: Visualizing Cells•Section 3: Membrane structure•Section 4: Membrane transport and electrical properties•Section 5: The Cell Cycle * (self study section)•Section 6: Intracellular compartments and protein sorting•Section 7: Intracellular vesicular traffic•Section 8: The cytoskeleton•Quizzes will be available on the day that we finish each section, and the deadline for completion will be one week. •Correct answers will be posted FOLLOWING the deadline.
11Online quizzes on D2L (2)Available now if you want to test completing quizzesEach quiz will begin when we finish each section
BLG311 Lecture Format•Every lecture will consist of a series of PowerPoint slides.•These slides will be available for download from the course D2L site before each lecture. •The slides and other material posted to D2L do NOT represent all the material you need to know for the exam.•Whatever is covered and/or discussed in lecture will be what you are responsible to know for the midterm and final exams. *except for any reading or self-study specifically assigned in class 12
Ryerson University and Department of Chemistry and Biology Policies and Chang School policies:•See outline available in D2L course shell•The Student Code of Academic Conduct (including policies on academic misconduct): •Chemistry and Biology departmental policies: •YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE RULES13