BIOL 5550/6550 Nanomedicine:  
Nanomedicine is a branch of medicine that applies the knowledge and tools of nanotechnology to the prevention and treatment of disease. It involves the use of nanoscale materials, such as biocompatible nanoparticles, nanorobots and nanosensors, for diagnosis, drug delivery, and sensing in living organisms. This course also covers biophysical methods used to characterize nanomaterials. The class is currently being taught as a mixture of classic style lectures and graduate student oral presentations. In addition, 
a renowned speaker in the field of nanomedicine is invited to give one guest lecture via zoom.


BIOL 7970 Topics in Nanomedicine: 
Graduate level course designed to focus on the most relevant nanomedicine topics (i.e., vaccine development). The class is a mix of classic lectures and article discussion presented by the students. Similar to 6550 BIOL, a renowned speaker in the field of nanomedicine is invited to give one guest lecture via zoom. 


BIOL 4100 Cell Biology:
Modern Cell Biology is rooted in an understanding of the molecules within cells and of the interactions between cells that allow construction of multicellular organisms. The more we learn about the structure, function, and development of different organisms, the more we recognize that all life processes exhibit remarkable similarities. We will concentrate on the macromolecules and reactions studied by biochemists, the processes described by cell biologists, and the gene control pathways identified by molecular biologists and geneticists. We are going to approach the study of living cells and organisms at a higher level of resolution than you have achieved before. But hopefully when we are done, your appreciation of the current state of molecular cell biology will have increased and you will be able to look forward to further explorations that will be uncovered in the 21st century.