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MCB 493: Special Topics Mol Cell Biol

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
APL LAB 10:00 AM - 01:50 PM F 485C Burrill Hall Brown, C
Advanced Physiology Lab Prerequisites: MCB 252 and MCB 253. This is an advanced laboratory course to study fundamental physiology concepts including full body metabolism, endocrine signaling, and neural, muscular, and cardiovascular systems using hands-on experiments and computer simulations. Students will measure and analyze how diet and exercise impinge on the response elicited from these different systems using a calorimeter, analyzing blood glucose and hormone levels, testing for stress/anxiety, and measuring heart rate and muscle contraction. MCB 493 APL involves the use of live animal subjects. Substitutions for the activities involving animals will not be provided. This section of this course counts as an advanced MCB laboratory course. This section may not be repeated. Consult an MCB advisor for grade replacement situations.
NOS LCD 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM TR TBA Auerbach, B
This course will cover the major functions of the sensory systems and the mechanisms of sensation and perception at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels. In addition, it considers the physiological basis of sensory system development, plasticity, and disease based upon human clinical data and research in animal models. Prerequisite: MCB 314 This section of this course counts as an advanced MCB course.
REM LAB 02:00 PM - 03:50 PM TWR TBA Hatoum, A
Research Experience in Microbiology. Research Experience in Microbiology for students who haven’t had a chance to participate in authentic research yet. This research experience is temporarily being offered under the MCB 493 rubric, but since it is a research experience it will not count toward the 15 hours of approved advanced MCB coursework. Prerequisite: MCB 251 or 253.
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. Only some sections count as ADV MCB courses or ADV MCB labs.

APL–Advanced Physiology Lab, FA & SP; is an ADV MCB lab

EPI–Epigenetics, FA only; is an ADV MCB course

GDC–Genetic Disorders and Counseling, FA only; is an ADV MCB course

NOS–Neurobiology of Senses, SP only; is an ADV MCB course

REM–Research Experience in Microbiology, SP only; is an ADV MCB course

VIR–Virology, FA only; is an ADV MCB course
Credit Hours 1 to 4 hours
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