BISC220 Cell Physiology
Lecturer: Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier
Lab Instructor: Melissa Beers
Lab Prep : Padma Kannabiran
Study Group Leader/ Course Peer Mentor:
Jennifer Hood-DeGrenier: Office SC376A ; office phone x3313; email: @wellesley.edu
Office Hours: Tues. 1:00-2:30 pm or by appointment (SC376A)
Melissa Beers: Office SC175; office phone X3521; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: by arrangement (SC175)
Lectures: Tuesdays & Fridays 11:10-12:20 SC396
Labs: : Tues. 12:30-4; Wed. 2:15-5:45; Thurs. 1-4:30 SC304
Text: Alberts, B. et al. (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed., Garland Science
Reserve texts and Problem Books:
Lodish, H. et al. (2008) Molecular Cell Biology, 6th ed.
Alberts, B. et al. (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed.
Wilson, J. and Hunt T. (2002) Molecular Biology of the Cell: A Problems Approach, 4th ed.
Reference material for labs: The lab manual is published electronically at: http://openwetware.org/wiki/BISC220/S10
In the interest of conservation, please do not print out the entire lab manual. Copies will be available for your use in the lab. Notes about the procedures prior to or during the labs should be made in your lab notebook.
Additional lab resource material is posted to the First Class lab conferences for BISC220
By the end of this course, you should be familiar with many of the essential physiological processes of the cell and have a strong understanding of how proteins collaborate to carry out those processes. You will also have acquired a “methods tool-kit” and an understanding of how to apply various experimental techniques to answer cell biological questions. Finally, you should have gained confidence in reading and interpreting primary-source scientific articles enhanced your scientific writing abilities.