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MCB 493: Special Topics Mol Cell Biol

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
ECB LAB 11:00 AM - 02:50 PM F 488 Burrill Hall Levesque, L
Prerequisites: MCB 252 and MCB 253. This laboratory course is built upon the experimental foundation introduced in MCB 253. Biochemical, immunological and molecular biological techniques will be used to probe the molecules and processes of eukaryotic cells. Special emphasis will be given to the cell cycle, intracellular trafficking, and cellular differentiation. The course will also include proper data handling and reporting techniques. This course counts as an advanced MCB laboratory course. This section may not be repeated. Consult an MCB advisor for grade replacement situations. This course will be restricted until Nov. 13, 2017.
EPI LEC 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM TR 1027 Lincoln Hall Belmont, A
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.
FIP LCD 12:30 PM - 01:20 PM R 256 Mechanical Engineering Bldg Raetzman, L
This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit. Please email Dr. Raetzman at raetzman@illinois.edu for approval to take this course.The course meets in B102 CLSL from 11-12 pm and in B126 CLSL from 12:30-1:20 pm. This section may not be repeated. Consult an MCB advisor for grade replacement situations.
FIP LCD 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM R 389 Education Building Raetzman, L
This section of MCB 493 counts as advanced MCB course credit. Please email Dr. Raetzman at raetzman@illinois.edu for approval to take this course.The course meets in B102 CLSL from 11-12 pm and in B126 CLSL from 12:30-1:20 pm. This section may not be repeated. Consult an MCB advisor for grade replacement situations.
VIR LCD 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM MWF 329 Davenport Hall 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 There are specific sections of MCB 493 (e.g. ECB, FIP, GGA) that count towards advanced MCB hours, but some will not. Please consult an advisor to confirm. Only section ECB will count as an advanced lab.
Credit Hours 1 to 4 hours
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