740-745 Contemporary Topics In Cell Signaling
PHCO/BIOC CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN CELL SIGNALING
(1). Prerequisites, students are expected to have had undergraduate courses in biochemistry and cell & molecular biology or to have acquired knowledge in those fields. Each module is taught in 5-week blocks and will investigate 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 as a combination of lectures and discussions with major themes repeating no less frequently than alternate years (740-742 typically taught consecutively in odd-numbered years, and 743-745 in even-numbered years). Themes include protein kinases, GTPases, cell cycle control, signaling specificity and feedback (networks), tumor suppressors and oncogenes, signaling in development and stem cell biology, and intercellular signaling in development and disease.
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. Enrollment is by permission of each module leader.
Themes and module leaders for Spring 2024
740 – protein kinases, T/Th
Jan 11-Feb 8
741 – GTPases, T/Th
Feb 15-Mar 21
742 – Cell Cycle Control, T/Th
Mar 26-Apr 25
744 – Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (2 credits)
745 – Intercellular Signaling in Development & Disease
Jan 11-Feb 8