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PHCO 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. Permission required of each module leader. 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. 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 2021

“Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling” modules Spring 2021

PHCO 740 – Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling: Phosphorylation Control

(1). Module1. Lee Graves (Jan 19-Feb 18)

T/TH 2:10 PM – 3:40 PMZoom

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: GT PASES

(1). Module 2. Adrienne Cox (Feb 23-Mar 25)

T/TH 10:30 AM – 11:50 AMZoom

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

BIOC 742 – Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling: Cell Cycle Control

(1). Module 3. Emanuele and Cook (Mar 30-Apr 29)

W/F 1:40 AM – 12:10 PM Zoom

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

 

Themes and module leaders for Spring 2022

“Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling” modules Spring 2022

Module (2)- PHCO 741 GTPases  – March 14-May 4 

(1 cr hr)
M/W  

10:30 AM-11:50 AM
Location: LCCC 32-001
Course Director: Dr. Kirsten Bryant   

Module 2 PHCO 744 Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine – March 15-May 5  

(2 cr. hr)
T/Th @ 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Location: 3007 Genetic Medicine Building
Location: Dr. Steve Crews and Dr. Jiandong Liu 

Module 1 PHCO 745 – Intercellular Signaling in Development & Disease – January 11-March 17 

(1 cr hr)
T/Th @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
3007 Genetic Medicine Building
Dr. Yulya Pylayeva-Gupta