MCDB 455 - Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 222 or 225 or 305; and MCDB 310 or BIOLCHEM 415 or CHEM 351.
Advisory Prerequisites:
MCDB 422 or 428.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course, designed for advanced undergraduate students, will review current studies towards understanding cellular mechanisms that underlie neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and ALS). The focus is upon basic research, rather than clinical aspects. Emphasis will be placed upon experimental approaches and interpretation of data presented in scientific journals. The primary reading material will be scientific articles from the primary literature.

Cell Biology (MCDB 428) is a good companion course.

Note to students: Students will be printing journal articles, many with color figures, posted on CTools. Estimated cost: $50-$100.

Course Requirements:

Students will do extensive reading on their own and participate in-class discussions. Evaluation will be based upon quizzes, participation, presentations, and a written research proposal.

Intended Audience:

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MCDB 455 - Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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