BIO 230 explores the cell and the molecular basis of cell function. The cell is the fundamental unit of life itself. Cells have been evolving for four billion years. Thus, the cell, in the words of the famous biochemist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, "is a wise old bird." Together, faculty and students in BIO 230 explore the fascinating, intricate, and molecularly elegant mechanisms and patterns of organization that cells have evolved. No other areas in biology are changing as fast as cell and molecular biology, and in BIO 230 you will gain insights into this very exciting area of modern biology.
Bio 230, the third core course in cell biology, is taken after Biology 110 and Biology 220. Chemistry 111 is a prerequisite to this course. Chemistry 112 is a corequisite.