BCH446H1: Membrane Dynamics of the Cell Surface



This course covers the principles and concepts related to molecular cell biology of the cell surface in multicellular organisms. Topics include: biophysical properties of cells, membranes, and extracellular matrix, dynamic remodelling of the cytoskeleton; cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions; maintenance of planar and apical-basal cell polarity; cytokinesis, viral uptake by macropinocytosis and engulfment by phagocytosis. In addition to lectures, groups of students will interpret a recent scientific paper related to the course material to be formally presented during regular class hours.

Distribution Requirements
Breadth Requirements
Living Things and Their Environment (4)
Mode of Delivery
In Class