Biology 52 Cell and Developmental Biology - first session summer school 2002


Albert Harris: Office: room 104 Wilson Hall Phone 966-1230 - e-mail is the best way to reach me
Office hours: Mon 1-4; Fri 1-3
Karen Strunk
Lab phone 843-6470 11-109 Lineberger Cancer Center

Textbook: "Molecular Biology of the Cell" by Alberts, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter; 4th ed. Garland

Lectures are 11:30 - 1:00 every day room 128 Wilson Hall

Recitations are MTW 1:30-2:20 and 2:30-3:20 Room 132 new wing of Wilson Hall
(NOTE THAT each student goes to recitations on all three days, not just Mon, Tues. or Wed.)  

1) Tues. May 21Chapter 1: Basic structures and evolutionary relationships of living things 
2) Wed. May 22Chapter 2: Molecules and Energy - (sample test for discussion) 
3) Thurs. May 23Chapter 3: Proteins as machines 
4) Fri. May 24Chapter 4: Chromosomes and nuclear structure. 
Review questions for first week

5) Tues. May 28Chapter 5: DNA copying, repair and recombination.- 
6) Wed. May 29Chapter 6: From genes to proteins - (First hour exam: Chaps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 
7) Thurs. May 30Chapter 7: Control of gene expression. 
8) Fri. May 31Chapter 8: Methods for manipulating DNA, RNA & proteins 
9) Mon. June 3Chapter 9: Optical methods 
Class notes for second week

10) Tues. June 4 Chapter 10: Membrane structure 
11) Wed. June 5Chapter 11: Membrane transport - (Second hour exam: Chaps 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
12) Thurs. June 6Chapter 12: Protein sorting into organelles 
13) Fri. June 7Chapter 13: Intracellular vesicles
Class notes for third week

14) Mon. June 10Chapter 14: Energy coupling in mitochondria and chloroplasts 
15) Tues. June 11Chapter 15: Signalling mechanisms inside cells and between cells 
16) Wed. June 12Chapter 16: The cytoskeleton, microtubules etc. - (Third exam: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) 
17) Thurs. June 13Chapter 17: The cell cycle and programmed cell death 
18) Fri. June 14Chapter 18: Cell division: Mitosis and cleavage 
19) Mon. June 17Chapter 19: Cell-cell adhesions, and extracellular matrix

Class notes for fourth week

20) Tues. June 18Chapter 20: Eggs, sperm and fertilization 
21) Wed. June 19Chapter 21: Embryonic development - (Fourth exam: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) 
22) Thurs. June 20Chapter 23: Cancer as a result of defects in cell control mechanisms 
23) Fri. June 21Chapter 24: Antibodies, immunity, allergy and autoimmune diseases 

Class notes for fifth week

(note the deliberate skipping of chapers # 22 and #25, which do contain interesting details)


Final Exam COVERS ALL MATERIAL Mon June 24: 11:30-2:30

Grading: 4 Weekly Tests 40% Daily "Hand-Ins" 10% Final Exam 50%

Test every week at the beginning of recitation on the days listed above.

Hand-in assignment due every day at the beginning of each class: (except first day)

These need only be one page total, but can be more: They are due at the start of each class:

1) Make a list of what you regard as the eight or ten most important points in the chapter assigned for that day.

2) Invent one good exam question to test knowledge on this chapter (include the correct answer).
(Make this an intelligent question, that tests understanding of some key concept; NOT just some fact or name!)

3) Briefly tell which specific subject in the chapter you, personally, found most difficult & would like to discuss.

Exams and Answers from Summer 2001

Review Questions from Summer 2001