Assistant Professor of Cell Biology; Director, Medical Studies
Cell Biology covers the essential structures and functions of cells and tissues in the body. It explains the molecular pathways within cells and how they govern cell physiology and lead to the formation of complex multicellular structures. The thread also describes how changes at the molecular level alter cell structure and physiology and can progress to disease. Cell Biology also guides students through interpreting histological images of cells and tissues. The ability to differentiate histologically normal from abnormal tissues is an essential skill in detecting and diagnosing disease.
Cell Biology uses lectures and team-based learning to deliver content to students. Team-based learning also gives students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned to solve clinically-relevant problems.