MCAT Basics Podcast

Biological Membranes

This MCAT podcast covers membranes. First, I discuss a few introductory topics regarding membranes: what they are, how they are formed, membranes in the cell, and cell to cell junctions. Second, I talk about transport through the membrane, including simple diffusion, active vs passive transport, and transport membrane proteins. Next, I talk about membrane proteins (receptors, transporters, integral vs peripheral vs lipid anchored). Last, I discuss membrane dynamics (endocytosis, transmembrane system) and membrane potential.

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Sam Smith

Sam completed his Bachelors of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following his graduation, he worked at the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center studying HIV. Meanwhile, with a microphone in his garage, Sam founded the MCAT Basics podcast. The podcast has grown to become the top rated MCAT podcast on iTunes. In addition to podcasting, Sam enjoys the outdoors, sports, and his friends and family.

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