Fall 2020

Cell and Molecular Disease Mechanisms

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-340


Marc A. Edwards (Section 01)


This is an advanced cell/molecular biology course that will introduce students to translational research, which seeks to bridge our knowledge of disease mechanisms to the development of therapeutic strategies. We will investigate the cellular and molecular pathophysiology of  HIV/AIDS, Glioblastoma Multiforme, and Type II Diabetes. Students will engage with scientific literature with a focus on recent innovations in cellular and molecular techniques. We will explore how these techniques provide insight into disease mechanisms and drive therapeutic innovation. There will be occasional guest lectures from experts on each of the three disease areas that we will be exploring. 

Requisite: BIOL 191, and at least one of, BIOL 241, BIOL 291, BIOL/NEURO 301, BIOL330/331, BIOL 370/371, BIOL 372. Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Professor Edwards.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to declared biology majors and by seniority.


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing


2019-20: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020