MCB 539: Biological Basis of Neoplasia

Description

This course allows students to gain experience in applying the several disciplines which comprise cellular and molecular biology toward a deeper understanding of a complex biological problem: neoplastic change. The course consists of a series of lectures and discussion meetings to introduce students to the major themes in research in the cellular and molecular biology of neoplastic change. They cover principal molecular mechanisms responsible for tumor initiation and progression, with a specific emphasis on DNA repair mechanisms, cell cycle checkpoints and loss of normal tissue homeostasis. The latest state of the art research in Cancer Biology will be presented by invited scientists, experts in their relevant field. The discussion meetings will concentrate on selected major papers in cancer biology and be presented and discussed by the students with help and guidance of the instructors.

Details

Instructor:

David MacPherson

Credits:

3.0

Quarter:

Spring

Weeks:

1-10

Location:

Fred Hutch

Time:

T Th, 3-4:40pm

Foundational For:

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  • Cancer Biology

Elective For:

  • Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
  • Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
  • Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology
  • Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Course Attributes:

  • Lecture
  • Literature Review