We are pleased to introduce a new cell biology course, MCB 66 Pathological Cell Biology, to the curriculum of the MCB Concentration this Spring.
MCB 66 will explore the differences between cells in normal and pathological states (associated with disease). Nine main topics will be covered: Somatic Mutation and its Pathological Control, Cell Cycle and Hyperplasia, Mitotic Catastrophes, Signaling Pathway Corruption, Stem Cells in Development and Cancer, Epigenetic Mechanisms Gone Awry, Cell-Cell Interactions Weaponized, Migration vs. Metastasis, Pathological Evolution.
Students will study specific examples in detail in order to establish a foundation for understanding the broader topics.
Class time will employ a hybrid lecture-workshop model including short, focused lectures and active problem-solving.
Weekly section meetings will emphasize expanding the student’s base of technical knowledge.
MCB 66 meets on Monday and Wednesday from 10:30-11:45.
Section times are variable.
The course is open to undergraduates who have the following pre-reqs:
LS1A, LS50A, or LPSA. LS1B is recommended.
Sam Kunes and Michele Markstein