Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
This course covers the fundamental driving forces for transport—chemical gradients, electrical interactions, and fluid flow—as applied to the biology and biophysics of molecules, cells, and tissues.
Grodzinsky, Alan. Field, Forces and Flows in Biological Systems. Garland Science, 2011. ISBN: 9780815342120. [Preview with Google Books]
Truskey, George A., Fan Yuan, and David F. Katz. Transport Phenomena in Biological Bystems. Pearson, 2009. ISBN: 9780131569881.
|Quizzes (Two take-home quizzes)||40% (20% each)|
|Project (Term paper)||30%|
Homework assignments are essential for learning the course material, and a serious individual effort should be made to solve each problem. Students are encouraged to form interdisciplinary teams to discuss with other class members the underlying concepts and approaches. However, such discussions must stop short of jointly prepared solutions. That is, the work turned in must reflect one’s individual efforts.