This lecture note covers the following topics: Introduction to Cell
Biology, How to Study Cells, Cellular Building Blocks: Proteins, Cellular
Building Blocks: Lipids and Membranes, Membrane Transport, Intracellular
compartments and Transport, Cell Communication, Cell Communication,
Cytoskeleton: Actin and muscle contractility, Intermediate Filaments,
Microtubules, Mitosis and Meiosis.
One of the most unique physical features of cell
adhesion to external surfaces is the active generation of mechanical force at
the cell-material interface. This includes pulling forces generated by contractile polymer bundles and networks, and pushing forces
generated by the polymerization of polymer networks. Topics covered includes: Physics of cell-matrix adhesions, Cell shape and
forces, Active response of cells, Cell assemblies
This lecture note covers the following topics: Cell
Structure and Function of the Organelles, Chromosome Structure and Organization,
Transport Across Cell Membranes, Receptors and Growth Factors, Signal
Transduction, Cell Culture, Introduction to Hematology.
explains the following topics: Regulation of spermatogonia, The role of
microRNAs in germline differentiation, Germline stem cell niches, Lineage
analysis of stem cells, C. elegans germline stem cells and their niche.
This note covers the following topics:
Combining stem cells and biomaterial scaffolds for constructing tissues and cell
delivery, Autologous approaches to tissue engineering, Flow perfusion culture of
mesenchymal stem cells for bone tissue engineering, Engineering
microenvironments to control stem cell fate and function, The role of bone
marrow-derived stem cells in lung regeneration and repair, Mechanical control of
stem cell differentiation, Skin tissue engineering and Molecular imaging of stem
Author(s): Massachusetts General Hospital and The
President and Fellows of Harvard College
This note explains the following topics: Epigenetic mechanisms controlling mesodermal specification, Imaging chromatin in
embryonic stem cells, Epigenetic silencing during early lineage commitment, The
chromatin signature of pluripotent cells, Stem cells, cancer, and epigenetics.