Apply molecular biology as a tool to understand cancer and stem cells
Develop a sophisticated understanding of DNA, RNA, and protein
Interpret experimental data and design basic biology experiments
About this course:
This course presents the basic fundamentals of modern molecular biology both from the perspective of known molecular mechanisms for regulating fundamental processes in cells and from a theoretical applied perspective for using molecular biology as a laboratory tool. Special emphasis will be placed on molecular mechanisms that relate to chromatin and histone modifications, DNA replication and repair, transposition, microRNAs, meiosis, and splicing. Application of molecular biology as a tool to understand embryonic development, reprogramming, cancer, and stem cells will also be presented. Emphasis will be placed on helping students develop a sophisticated understanding of DNA, RNA, and protein, as well as the capability of interpreting experimental data and designing basic experiments to address fundamental questions in biology.
Life Sciences XL 3, XL 4, XL 23L OR Life Sciences XL 7A, XL 7B, XL 7C, and XL 107.
Enrollment deadline: October 2, 2023. Internet access required. Visitors not permitted.
Enrollment is typically reserved for adult students 18 years of age and older. Students under 18 years of age may receive consent to enroll based on special academic competence and approval by the instructor. If you are a student under 18 years of age, you must submit a request to enroll in the course 8 weeks before the course start date to firstname.lastname@example.org for your request to be considered.