Harvard University - Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

NEW COURSE: MCB 170 [LAURA MAGNOTTI]
Brain Invaders: Building and Breaking Barriers in the Nervous System

January 23rd, 2014

MCB 170: Brain Invaders: Building and Breaking Barriers in the Nervous System

The brain has evolved a unique but very effective system to protect itself from invaders. In this course, we will explore the specific defenses that the nervous system uses to protect itself. We will also examine how some pathogens evade or breach those defenses and the impact of those invasions. Finally, we will explore how scientists have been able to translate their understanding of these pathogenic mechanisms into technologies for research and therapeutic applications.

Meeting Time: M., W., 1:00 pm  – 2:30 pm
Location: Biological Labs 1058 (16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138)
Prerequisites: LPSA/LS1a and either MCB 80, or MCB 54

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