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MCB 511 Cell Cycle Control (3) Breeden, Roberts, Edgar
Studies recent advances in understanding cell-cycle control, arising from genetics and biochemical studies of fission and budding yeast, marine invertebrates, Drosophila, amphibians, and cultured cells. Addresses the biochemical processes and molecular interactions and the rate-limiting events in the cell cycle, and the coupling of those events to physiological signals. Offered: A.
MCB 512 Scientific Speaking Seminar (1.5) Biggins, Peichel
Teaches how to effectively give a scientific seminar about research. Offered: jointly with CONJ 512; W.
MCB 513 Development Journal Seminar (1, max. 12) Moens, Soriano, Swalla
Examines current literature about specific topics in developmental biology. The seminar chooses current monthly topics and the group meets weekly to discuss published research papers. Topics may include: germ cell specification; cell migration and morphogenesis; axis formation; somitogenesis and stem cells. Offered: AWSp.
MCB 514 Molecular and Cellular Biology Literature Review (2) Raible
Emphasizes critical evaluation of the original literature orally and in writing. Open only to first-year students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology program.
MCB 515 Molecular and Cellular Biology Literature Review (2) Emerman
Emphasizes critical evaluation of the original literature orally and in writing. Open only to first-year students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. Offered: W.
MCB 516 Molecular and Cellular Biology Literature Review (2) Emerman
Emphasizes critical evaluation of the original literature orally and in writing. Open only to first-year students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. Offered: S.
MCB 517 Topics in Molecular and Cellular Biology (1-5, max. 12)
Advanced in-depth coverage of specific areas of molecular and cellular biology of current interest. Lectures by University of Washington faculty and invited speakers involved in research in this area. A basic knowledge of principles of molecular and cellular biology assumed.
MCB 519 Topics in Cancer (1, max. 6)
Examination of ways to integrate basic, clinical, and public health sciences to increase understanding of human biology and disease. Seminars in introduction to cancer research as viewed by basic, clinical, and public health sciences, origins of cancer, cancer prevention, cancer progression, and therapies for cancer. Credit/no-credit only.
MCB 520 Tutorial in Molecular and Cellular Biology (1-2, max. 2) Emerman
Special topics reading and discussion. Offered: A.
MCB 522 Development I: The Developmental Basis of Human Disease (3) Moens
Uses recent discoveries in human genetics to guide student learning about animal development. Explores the normal developmental function of genes that have been identified as causal in human developmental disorders such as skeletal dysmorphologies, ciliopathies, autism, and cancer. Offered: A, odd years.
MCB 529 Cell Migration (1.5) Cooper, Moens
Explores mechanisms of cell migration in vivo and in cell culture. Discusses the cell biology of different forms of cell migration, the extracellular cues that direct migration, and how these cues are integrated by the migrating cell. Offered: jointly with CONJ 529; W.
MCB 532 Human Pathogenic Viruses (3) Emerman
Replication, regulation, and pathogenesis of several groups of human viruses, including human immunodeficiency virus and papillomaviruses. Emphasis on the unique aspects of the viral-like cycles as they relate to effects on infected cells and organisms. Guest lecturers focus on viral immunology, measles. herpes simplex virus, and HHV-8. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Mary Ellin Robinson Michael Emerman
MCB 533 Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics (3) Malik, Peichel
Introduces classic concepts and approaches in evolutionary genetics. Familiarizes students with genomic approaches, tools and resources, and demonstrates how evolutionary approaches and modern genomic tools are brought to bear on important biological questions. Offered: A.
MCB 539 Biological Basis of Neoplasia (3) Kemp, Zarbl
Introduces the major themes in research in the biology of neoplastic change. Covers principle molecular mechanisms responsible for tumor initiation and progression, with a specific emphasis on intracellular signaling, DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoints, and loss of normal tissue homeostatis. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Valeri Vasioukhin
MCB 540 Nucleic Acid Enzymes (1.5) Stoddard
Surveys a wide variety of enzymatic process that control the structure and modification of DNA and RNA, with particular focus on structure, function and mechanism. Unifying features of major reaction types (such as phosphoryl transfers and base modifications) constitute core material. Offered: W.
MCB 560 Biotechnology Externship (2-12, max. 12) Moon
Supervised research in a biotechnology company. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and doctoral candidacy. Offered: AWSpS.
MCB 580 Teaching Practicum in Molecular and Cellular Biology (2, max. 4)
Supervised training in the teaching of molecular and cellular biology. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
MCB 599 Introduction to Research in Molecular and Cellular Biology (*, max. 20)
The student rotates through one research laboratory involved in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program per quarter. Open only to first-year students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
MCB 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
MCB 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
MCB 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)