The calendar below provides information on course’s lecture (L) and recitation (R) sessions.

HH stands for Hodgkin-Huxley, as in the Hodgkin-Huxley Model.

ses # | Topics | key dates |
---|---|---|

L1 | Introduction to Cellular Transport | Homework 1 out |

R1 | Review of Differential Equations | |

L2 | Macroscopic and Microscopic Laws of Diffusion | |

L3 | Continuity and Diffusion Equations | |

R2 | Diffusion | |

L4 | Diffusion in Cells: Models | |

R3 | Diffusion (cont.) |
Homework 2 out
Homework 1 due |

L5 | Diffusion in Cells: Experiments | |

L6 | Osmosis: van Hoff’s Law | |

R4 | Diffusion and Osmosis | |

L7 | Osmosis in Cells: Equilibrium | |

R5 | Osmosis |
Homework 3 out
Homework 2 due |

L8 | Chemical Transport | Project proposal due |

L9 | Four-State Symmetric Carrier Model | |

R6 | Osmosis and Carrier Mediated Transport | |

L10 | Carrier Models | |

R7 | 4-State Model | Homework 3 due |

L11 | Glucose Regulation | |

L12 | Ion Transport: Nernst-Planck Equation | |

R8 | Carrier Models | |

L13 | Writing a Laboratory Report | |

Exam 1 | ||

L14 | Ion Transport: Models | Homework 4 out |

R9 | Ions | |

L15 | Ion Transport Models (cont.) | |

R10 | Ions (cont.) |
Homework 5 out
Homework 4 due |

L16 | Active Transport | First draft due |

L17 | Electrical Properties of Cells | |

Writing Clinic | ||

L18 | Core Conductor Model of Large Cells | |

R11 | Core Conductor |
Homework 6 out
Homework 5 due |

L19 | Core Conductor | |

L20 | HH: Space Clamp | Project report due |

R12 | Core Conductor (cont.) | |

L21 | HH: Voltage Clamp | |

R13 | Core Conductor (cont.) | Homework 6 due |

L22 | HH: Current Clamp | |

L23 | Demo: HH Project | |

R14 | HH Elec Classroom | Project proposal due |

L24 | HH Project | |

Exam 2 | ||

L25 | HH: Threshold | |

L26 | Cable Model | Homework 7 out |

R15 | HH Elec Classroom (cont.) | |

L27 | Cable Model (cont.) | |

L28 | Writing an Oral Presentation | |

L29 | Myelinated Fibers | |

R16 | Cable Model | |

L30 | Saltatory Conduction | |

R17 | Saltatory Conduction |
Homework 8 out
Homework 7 due |

L31 | Patch Clamp | First draft due |

L32 | Ion Channels: 2-State Models | |

HH Dry Runs | ||

L33 | Ion Channels: 4 Gate Model | |

L34 | Ion Channels: Gating Currents | |

R18 | Ion Channels | HH oral reports 1 day after recitation 18 |

R19 | Ion Channels (cont.) |
Homework 9 out
Homework 8 due HH oral reports 1 day after recitation 19 |

L35 | Ion Channels Multi-State Models | |

R20 | Ion Channels (cont.) | |

L36 | Breakfast with the Staff | |

R21 | Ion Channels (cont.) | Homework 9 due (optional assignment) |

Final Exam Period |