Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

BIO 620 Molecular Biology for Secondary School Teachers(GLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. This course offers a general survey of cell structure and function in molecular terms, with current concepts emphasized throughout. Topics include the role of protein-ligand interactions in cell function, gene organization and control, cell membranes and membrane transport mechanisms, cell organelles, the molecular basis of contractility, chemical recognition and response mechanisms in cells of the immune system, molecular events at chemical synapses, hormones and other chemical messengers. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree with a major in a biological or physical science.