Albert Harris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office 103 Wilson Hall; phone 919-966-1230
Home phone 919-493-1572 (Durham)
Office Hours: 11:00 to 1:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 1:30-4:00 Friday, and by appointment
Wed. August 20: Philosophy of Science Assignment: Read this web page.
Fri. August 22: Assignment: Read the book "The Double Helix" by James Watson
Mon. August 25: Continue discussing the lessons of Watson's autobiography.
Fri. August 29: Begin autoimmune diseases
Boster et al. (2011). Efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of glatiramer acetate
in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Ther. Adv. Neurol. Disord. 4(5):319-32.
more ideas about multiple sclerosis
how to cure multiple sclerosis
Mon. September 15: Indigestible Discoveries assignment
Wednesday September 24
Gastric Ulcers and Helicobacter pylori
Dates of student presentations in Unsolved Problems:
|Friday September 26||Atherosclerosis|
|Monday September 29||Clock and Wave-front theory of somite formation|
Paper relevant to Monday's presentation:
Truskinovsky et al. (2014). A mechanical perspective on vertebral segmentation.
International Journal of Engineering Science 83,124-137.
You should be able to open this and download the pdf file from within the UNC system.
Please let us know if you are unable to get it.
|Wednesday October 1||Amyelotropic Lateral Sclerosis|
|Friday October 3||Macrophages|
|Monday October 6||Muscular Dystrophy|
|Wednesday October 8||Differentiation|
|Friday October 10||Osteoporosis|
|Monday October 13||Malaria (and other tropical diseases?)|
|some questions to think about regarding some of these topics|
|Wednesday October 15||Either Aging or Regeneration|
|Friday October 17||Fall Vacation|
muscle cell cancers [posted October 24]
reading / discussion assignment for November 3 [posted October 31]
types of amoeboid locomotion [posted November 7]
Examples of Kuhn's Scientific Revolutions Producing New Facts, and New Questions. [posted November 16]
Two papers to read [posted November 21]:
Romereim et al. (2014) A dynamic cell adhesion surface regulates tissue architecture in growth plate cartilage.
Fagotto (2014) The cellular basis of tissue separation.
[This one should be available within the UNC system; please let us know if you're unable to get it.]
Not assigned, but in case you're interested:
Harris (1976) Is cell sorting caused by differences in the work of intercellular adhesion? A critique of the Steinberg hypothesis.
J. Theor. Biol. 61(2), 267-285.
Summary of the course [posted December 3]
Information about the exam format, and about grading, has been added to this file [December 8, 1:35 pm].
Please read this in preparation for the exam.