||12:30 PM - 01:50 PM
||136 Burrill Hall
This course will cover the field of epigenetics that seeks to explain how long-lasting changes in cellular and organismal traits can occur through non-genetic, environmentally responsive mechanisms. The course will focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic phenomenon but we will also cover applications to contemporary topics such as cancer, metabolism, aging, and tissue engineering. 3 undergraduate hours, 3 graduate hours.Prerequisite: Undergrads- MCB 252 or consent of instructor.One semester of biochemistry is recommended. This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit.
||04:00 PM - 05:50 PM
Archaea are single celled microorganisms that share a recent common ancestor with eukaryotes. The cell biology of Archaea therefore can reveal the origins of eukaryotic features such as DNA repair, recombination, meiosis, replication, and genome stability. This course will explore the recent literature on the Archaeal cell biology with a focus on features as they relate to eukaryotic cells. This is a one credit, literature based course open to both graduate and undergraduate students interested in reading the recent primary literature. This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit. This class will meet in 3410 IGB.
||03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
||140 Henry Administration Bldg
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.