Each module investigates principles and mechanisms of signal transduction and cell proliferation control with an emphasis on in-depth discussion of current literature and unanswered questions in the field. Modules are team-taught with major themes selected by the instructors each year. Themes include protein kinases, GTPases, cell cycle control, signaling specificity and feedback (networks), tumor suppressors and oncogenes, signaling in development and stem cell biology etc. Enrollment is by permission of each module leader.

Themes and module leaders for Spring 2020

“Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling” modules Spring 2020

PHCO 740 – Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling: Phosphorylation Control

Course Instructor: Lee Graves (lmg@med.unc.edu)

January 8 – February 7

 

This course is an in-depth analysis of how protein kinases and protein phosphorylation regulates key aspects of cell signaling.

BIOC 741 – Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling: GTPAses

Course Insturctor: Adrienne Cox (adrienne_cox@med.unc.edu)

February 12-March 21

 

This course conveys principles of signal transduction controlled by GTPases and emphasizes in-depth discussion of current literature and unanswered questions.

BIOC 742 – Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling: Cell Cycle

Course Insturctors: Mike Emanuele (emanuele@email.unc.edu)/Jean Cook (jean_cook@med.unc.edu)

March 26 – April 25

 

This course conveys principles of eukaryotic cell proliferation control emphasizing in-depth discussion of current literature and unanswered questions.