BMENE4001 Quantitative Physiology I: Cells and Molecules

This course is an introduction to quantitative analysis of molecular processes that are the foundation of how living cells function in a physiological context. This course approaches specific aspects of cellular function and examines them from a mix of physiological, biophysical, and engineering points of view. Students should be comfortable with the use ordinary differential equations and linear system analysis. Topics will include Chemical Kinetics; Enzyme Kinetics and Cooperative Binding; The Low Reynolds-Number World and Diffusive Transport; Structure of Biological Membranes and Membrane Channels; Electrophysiology of Biological Membranes; and Cell cytoskeleton.

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