MCDB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
Section: 001 Epigenetics
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
CMB senior concentrators or Graduate standing. Prerequisites will be set by the instructor as appropriate for each section.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will be an introduction to epigenetics — the exciting field of research studying heritable changes in gene function that cannot be explained by changes in DNA sequence. Topics covered include chromatin structure, establishment and maintenance of chromatin modifications, non-coding RNA biology, implications of epigenetic mechanisms for human health. The course will include short lectures introducing every topic, student presentations of relevant research papers, and discussions on controversial issues in the field.

The course is intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Students will be evaluated based on in-class presentations, participation in discussions, quizzes and homework.

Prerequisites are BIOLOGY 305 and MCDB 310.

MCDB 401 - Advanced Topics in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
38459
Open
3
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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