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Cell Communication and Disease

Cell Communication and Disease

Term
Subject Area
Course Number
BIOL 4018 601
Course Code
BIOL4018601
Course Key
77000
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Time
5:15pm-6:45pm
5:15pm-6:45pm
Instructor
Prerequisites
BIOL 201
Primary Program
Course Description
Effective coordination between cells through cell communication and signaling enables multicellular organisms to develop and survive. Conversely, aberrations in these pathways are at the heart of a wide variety of human diseases. In this seminar course, we will discuss the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell communication using a series of human diseases as a framework. The course will introduce postbac and advanced undergraduate students to the fundamental principles of cell signaling and will explore current questions of interest to the field. The synergistic nature of research directed at understanding basic cell biology, development and physiology with research aimed at elucidation and control of specific human ailments will be emphasized. The course will be comprised of a combination of introductory lectures and extensive discussion of primary literature. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of cell biology, biochemistry and cell structure. BIOL 211 and 203 are recommended pre-requisites.
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