LIFS 517/417: Cell Biology Course Syllabus

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LIFS 417: Cell Biology Course Syllabus

 

Coordinator & Instructor: Dr. Swapan K. Ghosh 

Rm S287G, 237-2416 

lsghosh@scifac.indstate.edu 

http://mama.indstate.edu/users/sghosh/

 

Dr. James Hughes: 237-2388

lshughs@isugw.indstate.edu

 

The requirements and expectations for this 400-level undergrad course are different from the one offered for the Graduate students in LS517. 

 

LS417: Quizzes and questions would often be different (although there may be some overlap) and undergrad grading scale is: >80% A, >70%B, >60% C, >50% D.

 

LS517: Graduate Course Grading: >90%: A, >85%: B+, >80%: B, >75%: C+ , >70%: C, >70%: C, >65%: D+, >60%: D, >50%: F  

 

Required Text:  Cell and Molecular Biology: Gerald Carp, 4th edition

Companion text (optional) : Essential Cell Biology: Alberts, Bray Hopkin etc. , 2nd Edition.

 Chapters to be taught by:

Evaluations

Pop quizzes, class participation and discussion: 100 points: 9pts each = 90 pts 

Regular Attendance: 10 points

Three hourly examinations at the end of each instructor’s presentation:  300 points

Term paper:  100 points

Total points: 500 points

 

Lecture Schedule

 

Section A.  Professor S.K. Ghosh

 

August 25:  Introduction—(overview of the course content, introduction of the teachers, explanations of what is expected of the teachers and the students, discussion on assessment of learning experience); Introduction to Cell Biology, and theories (Chap. 1)

 

August 27: The Unit of Life--Cell types: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, Multicellularity and differentiation: cell architecture; cytoplasmic membrane system (Chapter 8).

special features of plant cells (Chapter 1, 8)

 

 

August 30: Continuation, and highlights of methodologies used in cell biology (Chap. 18)

 

Sept. 1: Chemistry of a cell: From small molecules to macromolecules (Chapter 2)

 

Sept. 3: Quiz (10 min); Cellular biochemistry: functional macromolecules—enzymes, antibodies, chaperones, and metabolism (Chapter 2)

 

September 6: LABOR DAY

 

Sept. 8: Continuation of the above.

 

Sept.. 10: Cell anatomy & function: Cytoskeleton and cell motility (Chapter 9; Chapter 17 Aberts)

 

Sept.. 13:. Quiz (10 min); Cell anatomy & function: Cytoskeleton and cell motility 

 

Sept.. 15:  Continuation of the above.

 

Sept.. 17: Continuation of the above.

 

Sept. 20: Quiz (10 min); Multi-cellular Phenomena: Cell-cell interaction, cell adhesion  (Chapter 7; Chapter 16 Alberts)

 

Sept. 22: From cells to multi-cellular Organizations: The Immune System (Chapter 17).

 

Sept. 24:  Cell-cell interaction and the immune system (Continuation of the above);

September 27: Review of the topics taught

 

September 29: EXAM 1

 

Section B:  Professor James Hughes

 

October 1:  Cell constituents: Different membranes - Introduction to structure and function of the plasma membranes (Chapter 4; Chapter 11 Alberts).

 

October 4: Continuation

 

October 6:  Quiz (10 min) & Continuation of the above

 

October 8: FALL BREAK

 

October 11: Quiz (10 min). Cytoplasmic membrane systems, function and trafficking (chapter 8;  Chapter 12 alberts).

 

October 13: Continuation of the above

 

October 15: Aerobic respiration and the mitochondrion (chapter 5)

 

October 18:. Continuation of the above

 

October 20: Quiz (10 min).  Continuation of the above

 

October 22: Photosynthesis and the chloroplasts (Chapter 6). .

 

October 25: Continuation of the above.

 

October 27: Cellular phenomena; Cell Signaling ( Chapter 15

 

October 29: Continuation and Review

 

November 1:  Exam II

 

Section C.: Professor Swapan Ghosh

 

November 3:  Cellular phenomena: Cell signaling and cell Junctions, adhesion and the extracellular matrix (Chapter 4, 7).

 

November 5: Continuation of the above

 

November 8: Quiz (10 min).  Cellular heart of the matter: The Cell nucleus (Chapter 12)

 

November 10:  Continuation of the above

 

November 12:  Quiz (10 min). Continuation of the above

 

November 15: Cell Reproduction and differentiation ( Chapter 14).

 

November 17: Continuation of the above.

 

November 19: Quiz (10 min). Continuation of the above

 

November 22: Cell differentiation and tissue maintenance

 

November 24-26: THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

November 29:Continuation of the above

 

December 1:   Review and Continuation

 

December 3: Term Paper

December 5: Exam III

 

December 6-10: Study Week

 

December 15:  Term paper discussion  8 am

 

Link to Lecture 1