BCMB 614 : Eukaryotic Cell Biology


This course focuses on membrane systems, organelles, the cell surface, cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix aspects of protozoan and some specialized higher eukaryotic cells. The ultra cellular structures common to all the cell types of interest as well as the key features unique to all the cell types will be described in detail. Specialized organelles used by parasitic protozoan will also be discussed in the context of their role in pathogenesis and the interaction with host cell structures. The course will also cover various cellular processes and the dysfunction that cause disease.