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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Cellular and Molecular Biology


This course is evenly divided between molecular and cellular aspects of the biology of eukaryotes and is designed to prepare sophomores for upper level science courses such as genetics, biochemistry, immunology, and the physiology of reproduction. Topics covered include DNA packaging and X-inactivation, enzymes and DNA replication, genes and genomes, polymerase chain reaction and forensics, protein structure, cellular structure and signaling, the extracellular matrix, and cell division and death. Problem sets will be based on the analysis of primary scientific journal articles.
Course Details

Summer 2023


Jul 17, 2023 - Aug 25, 2023
Klaus Becker
Prerequisites: BIOLOGY 151 or 161H (previously 190H) with a grade of C or better and CHEM 111 or 121H with a grade of C- or better.
Base Cost: $1,575 ($525/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: Jul 17, 2023
End date: Aug 25, 2023
Last day to add: Jul 21, 2023
Last day to drop: Jul 21, 2023
Last day to withdraw: Aug 09, 2023