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Raymond J Monnat
CONJ 538
Seattle Campus

Genetic Instability and Cancer

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


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 Peggy A. Mccune
Date: 11/24/2003