Recommended: PHYS122; or PHYS132; or (PHYS260 and PHYS261).
Credit only granted for: BSCI339R, BSCI406, or BIOL709R.
An interdisciplinary approach to membrane biology, starting with the physical chemistry of interfaces and model systems and continuing into transport, excitability, and signaling. The course is oriented toward students with broad backgrounds in biology and biophysics. Success in the course will come from a background that prepares students to think mechanistically and quantitatively rather than having substantial factual biological knowledge.