Raymond J Monnat
Seminar focusing on molecular pathways that maintain genomic stability in all cells and that carry out programmed changes in genomic structure in the immune system. Special attention devoted to understanding how failure in these pathways leads to genomic instability and malignancy. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The emphasis throughout the course will be on current research literature and recent advances in this very active area of human disease research.
Class assignments and grading
Each student will write a short (7-10 page) paper on a specific gene chose in the first week of the quarter. The paper will serve as the basis for a short oral presentation in class during Weeks 4-5. The goals of the paper will be to 1. identify one important, unanswered question regarding gene function, and 2. to present one or several experiments that answer that question.