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Morayma Reyes
PATH 501
Seattle Campus

Pathology Proseminars

Small group discussions and presentations by students based on critical reading of original papers, or on concurrent seminars, in many areas of experimental pathology and medicine. Topic varies by quarter. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

The objective of this course is to teach the students the skills necessary to develop analytical thinking in science. Students will be introduced to classic techniques in the adult stem cell research and breakthrough scientific reports will be discussed to illustrate how these techniques have been used to advance the adult stem cell field. Each student will review one scientific report from an ample list of selected manuscripts representing many areas in adult stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells, epithelial stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, satellite cells, etc). Students will discuss their review in an oral and written presentation. The discussions should follow a peer review process style focusing on appropriateness of experimental design, interpretation of the results and conclusions.

Student learning goals

Teach student analytical thinking

Review scientific reports

Interpretation of results and conclusions

General method of instruction

Review of scientific reports

Recommended preparation

None

Class assignments and grading

Each student will review one scientific report from an ample list of selected manuscripts representing many areas in adult stem cells (hematopoietic stem cells, epithelial stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells, satellite cells, etc). Students will discuss their review in an oral and written presentation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Morayma Reyes
Date: 03/28/2009