M.Phil. - Cell Biology
Membrane biology of eukaryotic cells (molecular mechanisms of membrane biogenesis, traffic, and fusion; organelle biogenesis), intracellular transport of membrane and secretory proteins, receptor-mediated endocytosis, generation of trans-membrane signals, epithelial cell polarity and the extracellular matrix, protein folding, membrane function in the nervous system (synapse formation and function), neural networks, developmental genetics, cell biology of protozoan parasites and of pathogen/host interactions, cell biology of the immune response, mRNA and protein localization, RNA folding, the role of RNA-protein particles, cell biology of bone remodeling and of the cytoskeleton. Approaches to these topics include biochemistry, molecular biology, and macromolecular crystallography; yeast and Drosophila genetics; immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy; cell fractionation; and live cell imaging.
Part of the Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS). Admission is thro
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