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BIOL 4160 Nuclear Cell Biology (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The function of the nucleus fundamentally defines cell behavior and has direct relevance to human genetic diseases and cancer. This course will explore the dynamic structures of the nucleus that carry out to the goals of cell specialization and reproduction. Topics will include the structures and functions of nuclear macromolecular complexes, spatial restriction of chromosomes and nuclear compartmentalization, and the emerging roles of the nuclear envelope, nuclear matrix, and nuclear actin on gene expression. Topics will be related to examples of human disease.


Instructor(s): Rebecca Dunn

Prerequisites: BIOL2000 and One of the following: BIOL 3040, BIOL 3190, BIOL 4140, BIOL 4400. A course in biochemistry is strongly recommended.

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Last Updated: 23-Feb-14