Cell and Molecular Biology of Medicine

III. August 7–11, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Meena Lail
Students with one year of experience in both high school biology and chemistry will be most prepared for this course, but neither are required for enrollment.

“I have gained a ton of useful information on topics ranging from how drugs interact with our bodies all the way to how diseases work.” – Joshua P. | Saint Paul, Minnesota

Course Description

At the core of most modern medical treatments is an understanding of how cells and biological molecules work. In this course, students examine the functioning of medications such as antibiotics, antiviral drugs, chemotherapy, and psychiatric drugs. We also look at the molecular biology and treatment of conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and auto-immune disorders such as lupus. Various exercises, assignments, discussions, and activities will be used to demonstrate understanding of concepts.

Registration Guidance & Call Number(s)

Please note, this course may have multiple classes being offered in a particular session. Students should only register for one class and with one call number.

To view detailed information on a particular offering, click on the call number to be directed to the Directory of Classes catalogue.

CELL0101 (D03) | Call Number: 10465

CELL0101 (D04) | Call Number: 10466

Further guidance on the registration process can be found here.


Meena Lail

Dr. Meena Lail holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Calgary, followed by an MD degree. With about 5 years of teaching experience in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition, her passion lies in making a positive impact on the lives of others. Interestingly, she hails from Canada, a country with a rich culture and history that have shaped her into the person she is today. As an instructor, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with students and believes that her Canadian heritage adds a fascinating dimension to her identity.

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Specific course details such as topics, activities, hours, and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of the University. Not all instructors listed for a course teach all sections of that course.