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MCB Graduate Courses

MCB 6700 - Current Topics in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Discussions of current research directions and publications in molecular and cellular neuroscience. Sample topics include neuronal plasticity, synapse function, neural stem cells, neurogenesis, neurosteroids, receptors and channels, roles of glial cells, and neurodegeneration.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 6900 - Special Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Specific course content will vary with offering.

Credits: 1 - 15

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 7100 - Advances in Signal Transduction

Introduction to the advanced concepts in the area of agonist-receptor mediated biochemical signalling mechanisms. The topics include principles, experimental techniques and quantitative analysis of agonist-receptor interaction, ion channels, adrenergic and cholinergic receptors, classical and low molecular weight G proteins, second messengers, oncogenes, growth factors, steroid receptors, and signal transduction in bacteria and yeast.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 7200 - Molecular Biology

Introduction to the basic concepts and techniques used in molecular biology. Topics include nucleic acid and chromatin structure, replication, recombination, the processes of transcription and translation and their regulation, plasmids, viruses, transposable elements, and techniques used in molecular biology.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 7300 - Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory

Exposes the MCB student to a wide variety of laboratory techniques used in the broad field of molecular and cellular biology by allowing the student to carry out these techniques in the laboratory.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 6.0 laboratory

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 7410 - Seminar in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Involves student presentation and discussion of seminars on topics of current interest in the area of molecular and cellular biology.

Credits: 1

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 7500 - Disorders of the Nervous System

Provides an integrated approach to the study of the nervous system diseases, encompassing all aspects of the problem, from the underlying molecular causes to the mechanisms of action of therapeutic agents. This is a unique offering open to graduate students in the sciences to review the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology and neuropharmacology underlying important neurological disorders as well as the molecular and genetic mechanisms that give rise to these diseases. This team-taught multidisciplinary course utilizes the talents of faculty members form the departments of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Neurology/Family Medicine.

Credits: 4

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 7510 - Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Designed for the presentation of significant current topics in molecular and cellular biology in response to specific student demand.

Credits: 1 - 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May be repeated for a maximum of 3.0 hours.

Lecture/Lab Hours: lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

MCB 7600 - Advanced Cell Biology

A discussion of current research directions in cell biology. Topics include, but are not limited to, protein transport and targeting, cell cycle, membrane transport and excitability, and cellular differentiation. Emphasis on current research directions of these topics.

Credits: 3

Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I