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INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY: CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY SPRING 2016
Course Goal: To introduce you to the fascinating fields of cell biology and embryonic development.
Rationale: Cell biology studies the basic unit of life, the cell, at the molecular level. Developmental biology aims to understand how a single-cell embryo grows and changes to become a fully functional adult organism. In this course, we will discuss how macromolecules of the cell are assembled and organized to create a living cell capable of growth, communication, propagation, and differentiation. Understanding cellular processes at the molecular level is the basis for gaining an appreciation of how organisms live and function, and can open new doors for future medical interventions, including stem cell therapy.
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course students will know- The internal organization of the cell, cellular organelles and their main functions The four major classes of macromolecules in cells
Proteins have diverse structures that allow them to execute nearly all of a cell’s myriad functions
The molecular basis of various cellular processes such as secretory pathway and the cell cycle
The signaling pathways utilized by cells to communicate with each other and their environment
The processes that promote cell differentiation and morphogenesis during embryonic development
How to apply concepts learned in class to interpret hypothetical experimental observations
How to communicate effectively and work collaboratively
Professors Tony Bretscher (email@example.com) and Maria Garcia-Garcia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lead TA: Dante Lepore (email@example.com)
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Section TAs: Lucy Brennan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Adam Dolan (email@example.com) Ben Fair (firstname.lastname@example.org) Margaret Gustafson (email@example.com) Kevin Hines (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jaebum Park (email@example.com)
Lectures and active learning sections
There will be two lectures and one active learning section each week. Lectures are Monday and Wednesday, 9:05 AM – 9:55 AM, Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall Active Learning Sections are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday as assigned, Stimson Hall Room 107.
Tony Bretscher, Thursdays 2:30-4:00 (and 5-6pm by e-mail request), 257 Weill Hall Maria J Garcia-Garcia, Wednesdays 2.30pm-4.00pm, 202 Biotech Building
Dante Lepore, Fridays 1:30-2:30, 107 Stimson Hall
Blackboard - All information about the course and course materials will be posted on the Blackboard site. To access the Blackboard site, go to http://blackboard.cornell.edu and sign in with your Cornell NetID and password. Access to this site is automatic for all students enrolled in the course. We also discuss several other topics like What is the social bonding theory?
Send all questions about the course – organization, prelims, lectures, active learning sections to: BioMG1350@cornell.edu
Essential Cell Biology (3rd or 4th edition) from Garland Science; some copies are available at Mann library on reserve. For the Development part, Molecular Biology of the Cell (5th edition) Chapter 22 and selected sections from Principles of Development (4th edition); these will available as pdf files on the course Blackboard site.
We will be using iClickers during this course. Please make sure to purchase and register your iClicker before Monday, February 1st. By responding to at least 80% of the iClicker questions, you will receive the maximum participation grade (1% of your final grade). We also discuss several other topics like Law creates moral responsibility for whom?
∙ Exams (80% of grade) - There will be 3 prelims and 1 comprehensive final exam. These exams will include material from the active learning sections. We will calculate your exam score by the two following methods and use the method that gives the highest score. (1) Each prelim and the final count as 25% of the exam total. (2) The lowest prelim score is dropped; the remaining 2 prelims count as 25% each and the final counts as 50%. There are no make-up exams; if you miss a prelim, it will be dropped and you will be graded by the second method.
∙ Active learning sections (15% of grade) - Half of the score will be based on a homework assignment due at the beginning of each class and half on participation. The final class will be a review section, and the score will be based on participation only. There are no make-up sections, but the lowest two section scores will be dropped.
∙ Study group participation (3% of grade) - attend and participate in at least 10 of the 12 meetings throughout the semester; there is no partial credit. Don't forget about the age old question of To what certainty does descartes’ methodical doubt lead?
∙ iClicker participation (1% of grade) - respond to at least 80% of the iClicker questions during lectures. It does not matter whether you answer iClicker questions correctly or not; we are only scoring your participation. Don't forget about the age old question of Why is it so hot in summer?
∙ Surveys (1% of grade) – complete all in-term and end-of-term course evaluations and assessment tests.
Academic Integrity: Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity. Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit should be the student's own work. Using an i<clicker that is registered in someone else’s name is a violation of this Code. Violations of this policy will be handled in accordance with the Code of Academic Integrity and will result in grade penalties. For more information, visit http://www.theuniversityfaculty.cornell.edu/AcadInteg/
Dealing with Stress: If you are experiencing undue personal or academic stress or need to talk with someone about a personal problem or situation, we encourage you to seek support as soon as possible. We are available to talk with you about stresses related to your work in the class. Additionally, we can assist you in reaching out to a wide range of campus resources. Links to some of these resources are provided on the Blackboard site.
Disability-Related Concerns: Students with either an ongoing or short-term disability are encouraged to contact Student Disability Services (SDS) for a confidential discussion of their need for academic accommodations. SDS is located in 420 CCC building; phone number is 254-4545.Don't forget about the age old question of What is ambient advertising examples?
DAY DATE TOPIC Readings
Week1 W 27-Jan Lec1 Introduction
M 1-Feb Lec2Cellsunder themicroscope EBC31-26, 495-499ECB41-26,487-491
WRMT Sec1 IntroductiontoSections
Week2 W 3-Feb Lec3 MoleculesinCells ECB350-63ECB450-64
M 8-Feb Lec4 ProteinStructure ECB3119-140,246-257ECB4119-141,238-249
WRMT Sec2 FluorescenceMicroscopy
Week3 W 10-Feb Lec5 Proteinsinaction ECB3140-154ECB4141-155
Week4 W 17-Feb Lec6CytoskeletonandmotorproteinsECB3154-155,577-579, 582-588,591-593,599-602ECB4155-167,571-574,576-579, 583-587,593-596
M 22-Feb Lec7 Membranestructure ECB3363-381ECB4359-380
WRMT Sec3 Molecularmotors
Week5 W 24-Feb Lec8 Membranetransport ECB3387-400ECB4383-395
M 29-Feb Lec9 ProteinSorting ECB3500-509ECB4492-502
WRMT Sec4 Membranetransport
Week6 W 2-Mar Prelim1L1-L8inclusive+sections1-3
M 7-Mar Lec10 SecretoryPathway ECB3510-521ECB4503-515
WRMT Sec5 ProteinSorting
Week7 W 9-Mar Lec11 EndocyticPathway ECB3522-526ECB4515-520
M 14-Mar Lec12CellCycle ECB3609-624ECB4603-616
WRMT Sec6 Howweknow- secretion
Week8 W 16-Mar Lec13 Mitosis ECB3625-636ECB4616-632
M 21-Mar Lec14 MeiosisandMendelianinheritance ECB3651-673ECB4645-665
WRMT Sec7 ProteinStructureandFunction
Week9 W 23-Mar Lec15 Fromonecelltoanorganism MBC1305-1312
M 4-Apr Lec16 Samegenome, different cells ECB3269-296&ECB3185-192ECB4261-289&ECB4185-192 WRMT Sec8 Meiosis
Week10 W 6-Apr Lec17 Social networking ECB3531-555ECB4525-539
M 11-Apr Prelim2L9-L16inclusive+sections4-8
WRMT Sec9 Signaling
Week11 W 13-Apr Lec18 Social networkinginembryos MBC1314-20, 1324-26&1356-1358
M 18-Apr Lec19 Generegulatorynetworksat playI PoD35-40MBC1328-1333&MBC1336-1347
WRMT Sec10 Flyembryos
Week12 W 20-Apr Lec20 Generegulatorynetworksat playII PoD35-40MBC1328-1333&MBC1336-1347 M 25-Apr Lec21BreakingsymmetryI PoD40-47MBC1333-1334
WRMT Sec11Analysisof mutant organisms
Week13 W 27-Apr Lec22BreakingsymmetryII MBC1363-65, 1367-68,1321-24&1361
M 2-May Lec23 Gettingembryosinto shapeI ECB3700-707&ECB3590-598ECB4694-702&ECB4583-592 WRMT Sec12ChickandMouseembryos
Week14 W 4-May Prelim3L17-L22inclusive+sections9-12
M 9-May Lec24 Gettingembryosinto shapeII MCB1381-1382 ECB3638-639&ECB3642-643ECB4633-634&ECB4637-639 WRMT FINALREVIEW
Week15 W 11-May Lec25 Stemcellsandregeneration ECB3707-717ECB4702-712
FINALEXAM TBD Forupdates,checkhttp://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/Sched/exams.html
NOTES: ECB3- ESSENTIALCELLBIOLOGY3rdEd. byAlbertset al.
PoD- PRINCIPLESOFDEVELOPMENT4thEd. byWolpert &Tickle(availablethroughBlackboard)
MBC-Chapter 22fromMOLECULARBIOLOGYOFTHECELLbyAlbertset al.(availablethroughBlackboard)