Office of Undergraduate Instruction

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements within the cell biology and neuroscience major.

These two courses are required of students in the Honors Research Track of the Cell Biology and Neuroscience Major


Offered

Fall, Spring

Credits

3-6, 3-6

Prerequisites

Open only to students majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience who meet the requirements for the departmental honors program. Permission of the department and instructor willing to sponsor the student.

Course Description

This course is intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience.  Credits are by arrangement and determined by the nature of the research project.  A form entitled 'Registration for Research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience' must be signed by the supervising faculty member and the Coordinator of Advising (see below).  Faculty outside of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience can sponsor students. Students are advised to discuss possible registration in this course with their departmental advisor.

Course satisfies Learning Goals

1.  Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2.  Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3.  Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Course URL

http://cbn.rutgers.edu/students-academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit#Honors

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Each student registered in 408/409 is required to submit a report of his or her work to the Coordinator of Advising at the end of each semester.  The final grade in each course is determined by the sponsoring faculty member.A final written thesis and oral presentation required.

Course Materials

N/A

Faculty

Professor Sidney B. Auerbach
Coordinator of Advising, Nelson Biology Labs, Rm D-410
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements within the cell biology and neuroscience major.

Two terms of Research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience (3 or more credits each semester) will be accepted in lieu of the 300-400 elective with laboratory requirement.


Offered

Fall, Spring

Credits

1-4

Prerequisites

Permission of the Department and instructor willing to sponsor the student. A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better. Open only to students majoring in cell biology and neuroscience.

Course Description

This course is intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience. Credits are by-arrangement and determined by the nature of the research project. A form entitled 'Registration for Research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience' must be signed by the supervising faculty member and the Coordinator of Advising (see below). Faculty outside of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience can sponsor students. Students are advised to discuss possible registration in this course with their departmental advisor.

Course satisfies Learning Goals

1.  Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology and neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2.  Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3.  Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Course URL

http://cbn.rutgers.edu/students-academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit#Research

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Each student registered in 406/407 is required to submit a report of his or her work to the Coordinator of Advising at the end of each semester.  The final grade in each course is determined by the sponsoring faculty member.

Course Materials

N/A

Faculty

Professor Sidney B. Auerbach
Coordinator of Advising, Nelson Biology Labs, Rm D-410
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

This intensive course is suitable for Life Science majors and graduate students with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.


 

Offered

Fall

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Cell and Developmental Biology 01:146:270

Course Description

This course, taught by about 4 professors, addresses advanced concepts of cell biology, focusing on the molecular organization of cells, including internal membranes and synthesis of macromolecules, the cell nucleus, the cell cycle, cytoskeleton, cell-cell adhesion and the extra-cellular matrix, and signal transduction.

Topics include:

* Nucleic Acid and Protein Structure and Function
* Signal Transduction
* DNA replication/repair
* Chromatin structure 
* Cell Cycle
* Cell Differentiation and Development
* Somatic Stem Cells and Niches
* Cancer Cells
* Genomics
* Membranes and the Cytoskeleton
* Protein Sorting and Transport
* Cell Adhesion and Motility

Course URL

Course management via the University's Sakai platform

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

Master factual and conceptual knowledge in cell biology that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of cell biology and neuroscience and its relevance to human health and to our society. These goals are consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

3, 80-minute exams plus a comprehensive final will count for 100% of the grade. The exam policy posted on the course Sakai site will be strictly enforced during exams. There is no mechanism in place to earn extra credit for the purpose of raising a grade.

Graduate students (all students registered for 148:514) will answer a comprehensive essay question, worth 10% of the final grade, during the final exam.

Course Materials

Required Text:

MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY, by Lodish, Berk, Kaiser, Krieger, Bretscher, Ploegh, Amon and Martin, 8th Edition, WH Freeman. ISBN- 13:978-1-319-04387-2

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2017 Courses.  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.

Faculty

Course coordinator:

Professor Ron Hart (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
D251 in Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus
(848) 445-1783

Participating Faculty:

Prof. Ron Hart (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Prof. Gabriella D'Arcangelo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Prof. Kelvin Kwan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Prof. Wai Dai (daiThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

Offered

Fall, Spring

Credits

1-3

Prerequisites

Permission of the Department and instructor willing to sponsor the student. A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better.

Course Description

This course is intended for students wishing to pursue some aspect of research within the disciplines of cell biology and neuroscience. Credits are by arrangement and determined by the nature of the research project. A form entitled 'Registration for Research in Cell Biology and Neuroscience' must be signed by the supervising faculty member and the Coordinator of Advising (see below). Faculty outside of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience can sponsor students. Students are advised to discuss possible registration in this course with their departmental advisor.

Course satisfies Departmental Learning Goal(s)

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of the nervous system and its relevance to human health and to our society.

Course URL

http://cbn.rutgers.edu/students-academics/undergraduate/research-for-credit#Research

 

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Each student registered in 201/202 is required to submit a report of his or her work to the Coordinator of Advising at the end of each semester. The final grade in each course is determined by the sponsoring faculty member.

Course Materials

N/A

Faculty

Professor Sidney B. Auerbach

Coordinator of Advising, D410 Nelson Labs

Busch Campus

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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

Offered

Fall

Credits

3

Prerequisites

01:146:245 and 01:146:270

Course Description

This course will focus on topics and concepts of early vertebrate development that are essential to understand functions and potential therapeutic applications of stem cells to spinal cord injury (SCI). Discussions will include embryonic stem cells and their restriction into various kinds of precursors as well as the biology and pathophysiology of SCI. Properties of neural stem cells and their applications in the nervous system will be discussed. The first half of the course will involve lectures as well as reading and discussing original research articles. Students will be taught how to read and critically evaluate papers. In the second half of the course, students will choose a research project, read original papers and review articles, and prepare a written paper and present an oral presentation in class. Students must have a strong background in cell biology or neurobiology.

Course URL

TBA

Course satisfies Learning Goals

Consistent with those set by the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, as well as the Division of Life Sciences at Rutgers University

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Students will be required to prepare a written paper and present an oral presentation in class that will constitute 80% of their grade. The remaining 20% will be based on class participation.

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the appropriate wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2017 Courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences-Office of Undergraduate  at 848-445-2075 or visit the office at Nelson Biological Laboratories Room B112, Busch Campus.

Faculty

Professor Martin Grumet, Ph.D.

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus
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Professor Wise Young, Ph.D., M.D.
Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience
W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Nelson Biological Laboratories, Busch Campus
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

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