BioMG1350 is an introductory biology course that will expose you to the fascinating fields of cell biology and embryonic development.
The first part of the course, focused on cell biology, discusses how macromolecules are assembled and organized into the basic unit of life, the cell. In these lectures, you will gain an appreciation about how single cells are complex machines able to grow, propagate and communicate.
The second part of the course examines the properties that allow cells to specialize and perform different functions in the context of multicellular organisms. These lectures, focused on genetics and developmental biology, will reveal how the information contained in the genome of a single cell, the fertilize egg, is decoded to serve as the blueprint for the development of a new multicellular organism.
Learning about cells at the molecular level will allow you to appreciate how organisms live and function, as well as to realize that knowledge in cell and developmental biology is important for the development of future medical interventions, including stem cell therapy.
Lectures and active learning sections
BioMG1350 is a 3-credit course that is structured into two lectures and one active learning section each week. You will also be asked to join a study group that meets once a week.
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