Teaching experiences are always great, as we get to brainstorm with the student. My aim is to teach the student, not by spoonfeeding but by developing an interest in the subject. Biology is treated as a subject to 'mug up', but my belief is that if properly taught, biology is more of fun and less of a burden.
My class will be of one hour and I will be dealing with the smallest unit of an organism i.e. cell. My goal is to start from the basics of cells and to travel through the proesses that are involved in making an organism. My motive will be to make it an interactive class and to boost up thought process in the student's mind.
There are going to be Written assignments and well as oral exams. And it will be more of a discussion than blackboard teaching.
Experience: 2 years
CELL STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE ORGANELLES
Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, plant and animal cells.
Structure and function principles of membranes organization, membrane proteins, cytoskeletal elements and architecture, microtubules and microfilaments: structure and functions, structure of intermediate filaments, shaping of the cells and mechanical support, cytoplasmic micro rabecular system (lattice) of cytoplasm, nucleus, mitochondria. ribosome, golgi bodies, lysosomes, endoplasmic reticulam, peroxisomes, chloroplast and vacuoles.
Cell to cell integration. Cell locomotion (amoeboid, flagella, cillar).
Types of cell functions, types of cell division, mitosis & meiosis, extra cellular matrix, cell cycle and molecules that control cell cycle.
CHROMOSOMES STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION
Chromosome, centrosome, telomere, chemical composition of chromatin, structural organization of nucleosomes, hetero chromatin, polytene and lamp-brush chrosmosomes, human chrosmosomes.
TRANSPORT ACROSS CELL MEMBRANES
Passive & active transport, permeases, sodium potassium, Ca2+ ATPase pumps, lysosomal and vacuolar membrane, ATP dependent proton pumps, cotransport symport, antiport, transport into prokaryotic cells, endocytosis and exocytosis, entry of viruses and toxins into cells.
RECEPTORS AND GROWTH FACTORS
Structure, mechanism, action of receptors (Cytosolic, nuclear and and membrane bound receptors), autocrine, paracrine and endocrine models, action, characterization of receptors.
Plant growth factors and hormones - auxins, gibberlins, cytokines and others. Stoichometry of cell growth and product formation.
Signal amplification, different models of Signal amplification, cyclic amp, role of inositol phosphates such as messenger's, biosynthesis of inositol tri phosphates, cyclic GMP and G proteins, role in signal transduction, calcium ion flux and its role in cell signaling, current models of Signal amplification, phosphorylation of protein kinases, regulation of protein kinases, serine-threonine kinases, tumor necrosis factor receptor families.
Techniques for the propagation of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, cell line, generation of cell lines, maintenance of stock cells, characterization of cells, immunochemistry, morphological analysis techniques in cell culture, ex-plant cultures cell cultures, contamination, differentiation, three dimensional cultures, role of matrix in cell growth.