Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

www.med.unc.edu/cellbiophysio

5200 Medical Biomolecular Research Building, CB# 7545; (919) 966-5241

KATHLEEN CARON, Chair

The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology in the UNC School of Medicine was formed in July 2012 through the merger of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology. The department offers courses for premedical, predental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and allied health students, as well as students pursuing science majors. However, the department does not offer a formal program leading to an undergraduate degree. Students interested in independent research may register for PHYI 395 Undergraduate Research in Physiology for directed readings or laboratory study with a member of the faculty. The following courses are open to undergraduate students majoring in the sciences.

CBIO–Cell and Development Biology

CBIO 423 Developmental Toxicology and Teratology (TOXC 423) (3). Emphasizes topics of current research interest relative to the genesis of environmentally caused and genetically based birth defects. One two-hour session per week (evening).

CBIO 607 Gross Anatomy (2–4). Permission of the instructor. Primarily for graduate students. Enrollment by availability of space and material.

CBIO 627 Regional Anatomy (3). Permission of the instructor. For students of oral surgery, surgical residents, and graduate students.

CBIO 643 Cell Structure, Function, and Growth Control I (BIOC 643, MCRO 643, PHCO 643, PHYI 643) (3). Required preparation, undergraduate cell biology or biochemistry or permission of the instructor. Comprehensive introduction to cell structure, function, and transformation.

CBIO 644 Cell Structure, Function, and Growth Control II (BIOC 644, MCRO 644, PHCO 644, PHYI 644) (3). Required preparation, undergraduate cell biology or biochemistry or permission of the instructor. Comprehensive introduction to cell structure, function, and transformation.

PHYI–Physiology

PHYI 50 First-Year Seminar: Human Physiology (3). Clinical cases are used to introduce the study of physiology. Students develop learning objectives and research selected topics in health and disease. Final class project is a group endeavor.

PHYI 202 Introduction to Physiology (5). Prerequisites, CHEM 101 and 102 (or BIOC 107 and 108) and BIOL 252. A course in human physiology exploring physiological processes from molecular to organ systems levels including regulation and interrelationships. Five lecture hours a week.

PHYI 395 Undergraduate Research in Physiology (1–6). Prerequisites, BIOL 101/101L and CHEM 101/101L. Permission of the instructor. Directed readings or laboratory study on a selected topic. Final written report required in each term. At least three hours of independent work per week for each unit of credit.

PHYI 643 Cell Structure, Function, and Growth Control I (BIOC 643, CBIO 643, MCRO 643, PHCO 643) (3). See CBIO 643 for description.

PHYI 644 Cell Structure, Function, and Growth Control II (BIOC 644, CBIO 644, MCRO 644, PHCO 644) (3). See CBIO 644 for description.