Course Description

This course is an introduction to the cellular and molecular mechanisms in the cell. Topics include macromolecule structure and function, enzymes, cell membrane structure and function, cell cycle control, cell division, metabolism, and photosynthesis. Also included is an introduction to genetics and patterns of inheritance, gene expression and developmental biology. Laboratory exercises complement lectures.


Note: Attendance at labs is mandatory. You will need to activate your Ryerson email account in order to receive communication from your lab instructor.

Come prepared for your lab. You will need a lab coat, safety glasses or goggles, nitrile gloves, and a lab notebook. You should dress appropriately: no shorts, no skirts, no sandals, no open toed or open heeled shoes, and no high heels. 

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