Dr. David Howard, Asst. Prof.
Dr. Jennifer Miskowski, Asst. Prof.
3005 Cowley Hall
3007 Cowley Hall
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785-6456 (office)
howard.davi@uwlax.edu
miskowsk.jenn@uwlax.edu
Office Hours: M F  8:30-9:30, T 4:00-5:00
Office Hours: T Th  4:00-5:00, M 1:00-2:00

 
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BIO 315 - Cell Biology, 4 cr.
 Class Schedule

LECTURE SCHEDULE
READING
Sept.
6
W Introduction. Review of cell structure.    Ch. 1
 
8
F Biomolecules and Bonds. drh  Ch. 2
 
11
M Protein structure and folding. drh  Ch.2, p. 794-5
 
13
W Protein structure and folding continued. drh  Ch. 2, p. 792-4
 
15
F Antibodies as an example of protein structure. drh  p. 736-40, 743-6
 
18
M Antibodies as powerful tools for the biologist. drh  p. 814-6
 
20
W Paper on molecular motor structure and function. drh  Reading TBA
 
22
F Introduction to lipids, membranes, and thermodynamics. jm Ch. 2 p.49-51, Ch. 3 p.80-90, Ch. 4 
 
25
M Membranes: The fluid-mosaic model. 
DUE: PAPER TOPIC AND 3 REFERENCES.
jm Ch. 4 p.122-150
 
27
W Membranes: The fluid-mosaic model continued. jm Ch. 4 p.122-150
 
29
F EXAM 1 (Paper topic returned by today.)    
Oct.
2
M Membranes: Movement across the fluid barrier. jm Ch. 4 p.150-165 
 
4
W Membranes: Movement across the fluid barrier continued. jm Ch. 4 p.150-165 
 
6
F Enzymes and enzyme kinetics. jm Ch. 3 p.90-103 
 
9
M Metabolism: Glycolysis and its regulation. jm Ch. 3 p.104-114
 
11
W Metabolism: Mitochondria structure and the TCA cycle.  jm Ch. 5 p.182-191
 
13
F Metabolism: Mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. jm Ch. 5 p.191-219 
 
16
M Metabolism: Chloroplasts and Photosynthesis. jm Ch. 6 
 
18
W Paper/Learning exercise on membranes and metabolism. jm Reading TBA 
 
20
F Secretory pathway. drh  Ch. 8
 
23
M EXAM 2    
 
25
W Secretion: Signal Hypothesis. drh  Ch. 8
 
27
F Secretion: Protein targeting. 
DUE: PAPER OUTLINE
drh  Ch. 8
 
30
M Endocytosis. drh  Ch. 8
Nov.
1
W Cytoskeleton: Intermediate Filaments and Microtubules. 
Paper outline returned by today.
drh  Ch. 9
 
3
F Microtubules. drh  Ch. 9
 
6
M Microtubules and Motor proteins. drh  Ch. 9
 
8
W Cilia and Flagella. drh  Ch. 9
 
10
F Actin filaments and Myosin. drh  Ch. 9
 
13
M Actin-based motility. drh  Ch. 9
 
15
W Mitosis and Cytokinesis. 
DUE: FIRST DRAFT TO PEER REVIEWER.
drh  Ch. 14
 
17
F EXAM 3    
 
20
M Mitosis: Mechanisms. drh  Ch. 14
 
22
W Mitosis and the Cell Cycle. 
Paper drafts returned from peer reviewers.
drh  Ch. 14
 
24
F Thanksgiving Break ---  
 
27
M Cell cycle: The central control system and checkpoints. jm Ch. 14 p.608-616, p.647-651 
 
29
W Cell cycle: Checkpoints continued. 
DUE: FINAL DRAFT TO LAB INSTRUCTOR.
jm Ch. 14 p.608-616, p.647-651 
Dec.
1
F Signal transduction: Receptor tyrosine kinases and cell    cycle control. jm Ch. 15 p. 655-658, p.675-686 
 
4
M Signal transduction: G-protein coupled receptors and second messengers. jm Ch. 15 p.658-675
 
6
W Paper on cell cycle and signal transduction.  jm Reading TBA
 
8
F The extracellular matrix and cellular interactions with it.  jm Ch. 7 
 
11
M Cell-cell interactions.  jm Ch. 7 
 
13
W Signal transduction and the extracellular matrix in development.  jm Reading TBA
  18 M Final papers will be graded by noon.    
Dec. 
19
T 7:45 AM - 9:45 AM Final Exam    

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