Summer 2022 - MBB 839 G100
Special Topics in Molecular Biology (3)
Class Number: 3936
Delivery Method: In Person
Consideration of recent literature concerning selected contemporary research topics. Can be taken more than once with permission of instructor.
The cellular processes at the interface of cells and the environment will be explored in-depth. Through the use of lectures and group discussions and an emphasis on the primary literature, the focus will be on recent developments in molecular cell biology through the study of symbiosis and adaptation.
The course relies on reading reviews, opinions, and primary literature. Learning will involve interactive lectures, class discussions, and team-based assignments. A goal of the course is to strengthen student ability to read scientific papers critically and with perspective. We will study environmental changes from climate change to the disease-mediated changes in the environment of human gut microbiota.
- Short written responses (six @ 5% each) 30%
- Essay 30%
- Presentations (two @ 20% each) 40%
We will read review articles and primary research papers. A basic cell biology textbook may be useful as a refresher on certain topics. We will also make use of open-source data and other on-line resources.
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