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The Cytoskeleton – Dynamics and Function

Module: 
5
Section: 
B

Instructor: Terry Lechler
Summary: This is a primary literature reading intensive course that will cover aspects of cytoskeletal dynamics and functions in reconstituted systems, cultured cells and intact organisms. Diverse topics will be discussed, which may include: the role of cytoskeleton in mitosis/cytokinesis, cell migration, cell adhesion, cell signaling, cell shape control and mechanotransduction. Preparation and active participation required.

Readings: 

Molecular Biology of the Cell, Alberts et al.
Chapter 16 (Cytoskeleton)