Course Descriptions

BIOL 51600 Molecular Biology of Cancer

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

 

 Prerequisites:
GR-BIOL 51600 Requisites

Student Attribute: GR
May not be taken concurrently.  
or

 Rule: 1.: BIOL 23000 or 23100 for a total of 1 conditions )

BIOL 23000
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently. BIOL 23100
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently. End of rule 1.

and
Rule: 2.: BIOL 24100 for a total of 1 conditions BIOL 24100
Minimum Grade of D-
May not be taken concurrently. End of rule 2

Description:

The course begins with a review of the current research techniques used to examine the biology of eukaryotic cells and then covers seminal discoveries in the areas of cell cycle regulation, DNA, and RNA tumor virology, growth factors and their receptors, signal transduction and oncogenes.  For all topics, an emphasis is placed on the molecular mechanisms governing growth regulation and how alterations in these mechanisms can give rise to disease states such as cancer.  Reading of both historical and current primary literature is required as a supplement to a course textbook.

This course is designed primarily for students interested in professional careers in which a knowledge of molecular biology, as it pertains to growth control and human cancer, would be useful.  There are three scheduled guest lecturers, each of whom presents a seminar on a current cancer research topic in their laboratory.

Instructor(s):

Elizabeth J. Taparowsky


E-mail:
ejt@bio.purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

~There is no textbook required for this course~

Grading:

The final grade for the course is determined by the average performance on three one-hour, in-class exams and one quiz grade.



Course Format:

BIOL 51600-Click on the CRN to see current course enrollment:

CRN

Sec

Type

Days

Time

Location

12303

001

Lec

MWF

1030-1120

SMTH 118



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