Deoxyribonucleic acid
 Cell and Molecular Biology
    
    is the study of life & the living cell
    through the analysis of the constituent
    molecules found within cells.
Rhodopsin
              " Living organisms are composed of inanimate molecules...
                               and nothing is alive in a cell except the whole of it?
"
 
                                                             Matrin Olomucki (1993) the chemistry of life.  NY, McGraw Hill 
               CMB is designed to construe the properties of the organism
               by understanding the structure of its constituent molecules.

  

 

 
 

Cell & molecular biology is a vibrant & exciting discipline.
  

         Today,
CMB forms a bridge between such basic 
          disciplines as
biochemistry, developmental biology,
       physiology
, neurobiology, molecular genetics,
       immunobiology
, and microbiology 
  

     cell & molecular biology provides a natural connection
     between basic biological research and medicine.
 
      Text description - What is Cell and Molecular Biology* a text description of Cell Biology
                                 (
required reading)
    *Class Rules:  Any item with a hyperlink *STAR means
           you are responsible for the material at that hyperlink.
  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
   Class Procedures for web lecture notes and outlines:

       Web based class material is designed to allow individuals in the class to meet their own
          unique learning requirements. The webpages themselves present "baseline-needed material"
          which we all must learn, including starred*links, that are designed to enhance directed
          learning, and explain in greater detail a concept presented on the base page.
   

              
if a web link is starred*, then you are responsible for the content at that link;
                   if a figure is listed  [
fig 7.1or  figure* then you are responsible for its content
     

     

 
   
  Additionally, there is immersion-learning links that are not starred,  about cell-molecular
          biology topics, which allow a learner (you) to delve into an area of self-interest, build your
          knowledge base, and increase your biology productivity.
    
 
                   if a web-link is NOT starred, then you NOT responsible for its content on tests. 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Fundamental Questions Asked via CMB ?
        what is definition of Life ?
        what does it mean to be alive
?       
 
Life is manifest in the cell...   so the questions can be...
        what are the origins of life ?
        what are the properties of cells ?
        how does an organism develop from single fertilized egg ?
        what causes the great diversity of life ?
        how does life work - why do we get sick, grow old, die ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course Goals -
 
  1.  examine the details of the cell, stressing
          the fundamental &  relationships between
          molecules and structure & function
  
  2.  generate an appreciation for how the
         
properties of molecules lead to the living condition
   
    "Although concepts and ideas occupy a central place in the grand sweep of our
         understanding of the nature of the world around us, it is a mistake to imagine
         they play a greater role than tools and techniques in achieving scientific progress.
         Few scientific revolutions are concept driven."    
 [re: HGP].... John M. Thomas, 1994.  
 
 
 
 
 

   

 

 

 

 

 


Instructors
  • Luis Glaser,
       Ashe Bldg. suite 247 - Professor & Special Assistant to President.
  • Charles Mallery,
       Ashe Bldg. suite 200 - Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.  
                Office Hours - please call their secretary's for an appointment :
                                             Mallery 284-3188   or   Glaser 284-4015
                Textbook (spring 2006) - "Molecular Cell Biology " 5th edition
                                 by Lodish et al,  W.H. Freeman & Co., NY   (ISBN
0-7167-61521  ).
                Prerequisites - Biology 150 and 160;  a background in genetics (Bil 250) 
                                                          & organic (CHM 201) is recommended.
                Lecture -    fall  S -   3:30pm to 4:45pm - Tuesday & Thursday in Cox 145.
                            
 - spring Q - 12:30pm to  1:45pm - Tuesday & Thursday in Cox 126.
                              - spring T -   5:00pm to  6:15pm - Tuesday & Thursday in Cox 145. 
 
 
 
  


   


   

 

 

 

 

 

     

 
  
       E-mail    -     Dr. Mallery:  cmallery@miami.edu   
                     &    -     Dr. Glaser:     lglaser@miami.edu
  

 

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