Structure and function of macromolecules focusing on proteins and lipid bilayers. Cellular composition, organelles and trafficking between them. Basic metabolism, cell signaling and proliferation control.
Majors which require this course are all concentrations and minors in the Biochemistry Major, Neurosciences, Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering.
CHEM 111 (General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)); CHEM 112 (General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)); LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)).
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Molecular Biology of the Cell, 6th Ed.
Alberts et al.
This textbook is available electronically through the Unizin Engage program. Enrollment in this textbook program occurs automatically as a default through the course learning management system. If you prefer to use a hard copy of the text only you will need to let the CSU bookstore you wish to opt out.
Dr. Paul J. Laybourn
Dr. Paul Laybourn earned his BS in Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After working in the Biotech industry for three years in the San Francisco Bay Area he went on to obtain his Ph.D in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego he was excited to land a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO just 40 miles from where he was born (Cheyenne, WY). Dr. Laybourn has taught courses in genetics, cell biology and biochemistry from the freshman to graduate level for over 20 years. He currently conducts research in cancer biology and how to improve learning outcomes in science courses at the college level in collaboration with faculty in Biology, Chemistry and TILT.