BIOL 3410 - Cell Biology
3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L, BIOL 3300, and BIOL 3300L.
Modern cell biology is a unifying subject that describes the structure and function of cells in genetic, biochemical, biophysical, developmental and pathophysiological contexts. Students will learn a contemporary view of cell structure and function, including the relationship between membranes, organelles, transporters, and signaling components during the life of a cell, with an emphasis on eukaryotic systems.

BIOL 4390K - Developmental Biology
3 Class Hours 3 Laboratory Hours 4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: (BIOL 3300 and BIOL 3300L) and BIOL 3410 
Students will explore the fundamental questions of developmental biology , focusing on both classical experiments and modern molecular and genetic techniques. Students will investigate how differential gene expression and cell-cell communication generate new tissue types, specify the body axes, form the nervous system, and determine sex. Students will explore the role of development in human health and disease. In the laboratory, students will conduct experiments to test hypotheses about the mechanisms of cellular differentiation and morphogenesis.