Department of Cell Biology

Graduate Courses


CELL 502 - The Birth and Death of a Cell

CELL 505 - The Cell Biology of Disease

CELL 545 - Current Topics in Cell Biology

CELL 671 - Recent Advances in Cell Biology

CELL 672 - Recent Advances in Cell Biology

Descriptions 

CELL 502 - The Birth and Death of a Cell

Description: *3 (fi 6) (second term, 3-0-0). An advanced course dealing with cell differentiation, intracellular and extracellular signaling processes, the cell cycle and apoptosis. Consists of lecture material and small group learning sessions and will require reading and discussion of current research articles. Lectures are the same as for CELL 402 but with additional assignments and evaluation appropriate to graduate studies. May not be taken if credit has already been obtained in CELL 402.

Prerequisites: Consent of the Department.

Offered: T R 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

CELL 505 - Cell Biology of Disease

Description: *3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-0). This course focuses on the nature and mechanisms of disease processes. Through integration of practical classes with lectures, abnormalities in the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs that underlie disease are explored. Emphasis is placed on current research aimed at understanding the mechanisms of disease and disease therapy. Topics covered may include genetic disorders, cancer, cellular pathology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology and virology.

Enrolment is limited and registration is by permission of the Department.

Offered: T R 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

CELL 545 - Current Topics in Cell Biology

Description: *3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-0).  Study of recent literature that defines significant advances in cellular and molecular biology research.  Introduces students to advancements in cellular and molecular biology research of outstanding quality and interest.  Instruction will be provided on critical analysis of research articles, presentation of scientific results, and the construction and assessment of research grants.  Students will be exposed to current literature through student-led presentations, discussion, and the development of a research proposal. 

Prerequisite: Enrolment is limited and registration is by permission of Department.

Offered: T R 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

CELL 671 - Recent Advances in Cell Biology

Description: *2 (fi 4) (two term, 0-1s-0). A seminar course on topics of current interest in Cell Biology. Students will attend seminars and contribute a journal club presentation based on recent developments published in first rate journals.

Note: Open only to Graduate students in Cell Biology.
Please contact the Department for registration assistance.

Offered: F 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

CELL 672 - Recent Advances in Cell Biology

Description: *2 (fi 4) (two term, 0-1s-0). A seminar course on topics of current interest in Cell Biology. Students will attend seminars and contribute a presentation on their research project that includes original data. 

Prerequisite: CELL 671 or consent of the Department.

Note: Open only to Graduate students in Cell Biology.
Please contact the Department for registration assistance.

Offered: F 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm