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MCB 493: Special Topics Mol Cell Biol

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
GDC OLC 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM TR TBA Ceman, S
Genetic Disorders and Counseling This course addresses key issues in human genetics at an advanced level and is designed for pre-health care professionals. The course covers basic principles of medical ethics, chromosomes, complex disorders like autism and Alzheimer’s disease, gene therapy and emerging technologies like CRISPR. Relevance to counseling individuals with these disorders will be discussed throughout the course. Relevant new published findings will also be discussed. This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit.
VIR OD 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM TR TBA Brooke, C
Viruses are everywhere. They are intimately involved in the lives of all major life forms on earth, and impose enormous public health and economic burdens upon human society. This course will focus on the common fundamental concepts that underlie and connect the replication, pathogenesis, and evolution of diverse virus families, rather than serve as a detail-focused survey of viruses. Group discussion of primary literature will be used to illustrate experimental approaches for exploring fundamental questions in virology. Prerequisites for this section of MCB 493 are MCB 250, 252, 300 and 354. This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit.
Description Discussion of current topics of interest within the broad domain of molecular and cellular biology; seminar or lecture format. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.
Note See sections for full details:
APL – Advanced Physiology Lab, FA and SP; counts as advanced course and advanced lab
EPI – Epigenetics, SP only; counts as advanced course
GDC – Genetic Disorders and Counseling, FA only; counts as advanced course
RCB – Archaeal Cell Biology, FA and SP; counts as advanced course
VIR – Virology, SP only; counts as advanced course
Credit Hours 1 to 4 hours
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