MCB 529 Syllabi - Special Topics in Cell and Developmental Biology

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MCB 529: Discussion of current topics of interest in higher eukaryotic cellular and molecular biology, development, neurobiology; seminar or lecture format. Topics vary. 1 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated if topics vary, to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

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Special Topics in Health and Disease - PDF syllabus - MCB 529 Section HAD: This course will explore recent advances and current challenges in the fields of health and disease. Critical assessment of journal articles and introduction to modern experimental techniques will feature prominently. This will be a largely discussion based course with interspersed lectures and student presentations. Topics will be chosen based on the requests of the students, but can include cancer, endocrine and developmental disorders, aging and modern pharmacology. This course would be of interest to graduate students in any life science. This class will meet in 501 Burrill.

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Virology Discussion - PDF syllabus - MCB 529 Section VD: This course will focus on discussing primary research articles about viruses. Each weekly meeting will involve the discussion of 1-2 articles. Specific topics included will be at the discretion of the instructor and the class and are expected to cover a wide-range of virus related topics including molecular virology, virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis, viral immunology, viral evolution, and phage biology. Viruses of eukaryotic, bacterial, and archaeal hosts will be discussed.