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.