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What is Cellular Biology?

Cell biology is the study of the properties and functions of cells. The cell is the basic unit of life for all living things and learning about the composition of the cell as well as the way they replicate and interact with their environment helps scientist better understand the tissues, organs and organisms that they come together to create.

Online Cell Biology Courses and Programs

The study of cell and molecular biology is fundamental to learning about how all living organisms develop, survive and evolve. Explore the fascinating world of the cell through online cell and microbiology courses from Harvard, MIT and other top universities around the world. Harvard’s 4-week, free online course, Cell Biology: Mitochondria, will give students full knowledge of the functional logic of a cell. Study human cell structure and function to better understand how they work. Learn about the mitochondrion, the power plant of a cell and understand the process of cell metabolism.

MIT’s Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life, offers an overview of genetics, molecular biology and DNA. Learn about the macromolecules DNA, RNA and proteins and understand the importance of cell division and replication in developmental biology.

Learn about how genetic information is encoded and carried by cells in Rice University’s course, DNA: Biology’s Genetic Code. The course covers the structure of DNA and explains how this long molecule is packed into the cell. The course is free and self-paced so students can enroll and start learning today.