6.021 Cellular Biophysics and Neurophysiology
Integrated overview of the biophysics of cells from prokaryotes to neurons, with a focus on mass transport and electrical signal generation across cell membrane. First half of course focuses on mass transport through membranes: diffusion, osmosis, chemically mediated, and active transport. Second half focuses on electrical properties of cells: ion transport to action potentials in electrically excitable cells. Synaptic transmission. Electrical properties interpreted via kinetic and molecular properties of single voltage-gated ion channels. Laboratory and computer exercises illustrate the concepts. Students taking graduate version complete different assignments. Preference to juniors and seniors.
Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 32-144.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 6.021 was rated 5.3 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Quantitative Physiology: Cells and Tissues site or on the 6.021 Stellar site.
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