MCDB 441 - Cell Biology and Disease
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
MCDB 428 and [MCDB 310 or MCDB 311 or BIOLCHEM 415 or CHEM 351].
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course will extend the basic knowledge of molecular cell biology into cellular disorders in human diseases. Selected topics on human diseases in which basic cell biological processes are defective will be explored in-depth using contemporary primary cell biology literature as the principal resource. An emphasis will be placed on the analysis of experimental design, methodology, and interpretation of data. Basic principles will be reinforced in lectures. Topics of investigation will include, but are not limited to, cellular defects in protein folding, targeting, and processing in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease; cell growth, cancer, and programmed cell death; cholesterol metabolism and atherosclerosis; insulin processing, secretion, and diabetes; and pathogen-cell interaction.

Course Requirements:

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Intended Audience:

This course is intended for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. It is appropriate for students interested in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, and genetics.

Class Format:

The course will be comprised of lectures, in-class discussions, paper readings, and presentations.

MCDB 441 - Cell Biology and Disease
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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