Cell Biology & Physiology
The following courses are required in order to receive a Degree in the Program in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Cell Biology and Physiology:
- Advanced Cell Biology (BIOL_SCI 315) Relationship of shape, structural dynamics, and function with the cellular state and gene expression; cell-to-cell communication. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 215, BIOL_SCI 217, BIOL_SCI 219, BIOL_SCI 222 and BIOL_SCI 308
- Animal Physiology (BIOL_SCI325) Physiological principles and mechanisms responsible for the ability of animals to regulate variables in the steady state. Prerequisite: BIOL_SCI 217
- One of:
- Biology of Aging (BIOL_SCI 327) Biological aspects of aging, from molecular to evolutionary. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 217 and BIOL_SCI 219
- Microbiology (BIOL_SCI 328) How microbes interact with their environments, including with humans. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 215, BIOL_SCI 217, BIOL_SCI 219, BIOL_SCI 222, and BIOL_SCI 308
- Anatomy of Vertebrates (BIOL_SCI 344) Vertebrate phylogeny illustrated via comparative morphology; anatomical/functional and ontogenetic considerations; dissections. This class is taught at the Field Museum; with provided travel from 12:15 to 4:50 pm. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 215 and BIOL_SCI 222.
- Immunobiology (BIOL_SCI 355) Nature of host resistance; characteristics of antigens, antibodies; basis of immune response; hypersensitivity. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 215, BIOL_SCI 217, BIOL_SCI 219, BIOL_SCI 222, and BIOL_SCI 308
- Endocrinology (BIOL_SCI 356) Physiology and biochemistry of hormones and glands of internal secretion in vertebrates; endocrine glands. Prerequisite: BIOL_SCI 325
- Advanced Physiology Laboratory (BIOL_SCI 358) Experiments in several physiological systems. Design, techniques, data analysis, and report writing emphasized. Prerequisites: BIOL_SCI 217, BIOL_SCI 222
Through these courses, students will gain a detailed understanding of both the internal functioning of cells, and the systems-level processes that sustain living organisms despite highly variable external conditions.
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