Undergraduate Courses

MCB 493: Special Topics Mol Cell Biol

Section Type Times Days Location Instructor
APL LAB 10:00 AM - 01:50 PM F 485C Burrill Hall Brown, C
Advanced Physiology Lab Prerequisites: MCB 252 and MCB 253. This is an advanced laboratory course to study fundamental physiology concepts including full body metabolism, endocrine signaling, and neural, muscular, and cardiovascular systems using hands-on experiments and computer simulations. Students will measure and analyze how diet and exercise impinge on the response elicited from these different systems using a calorimeter, analyzing blood glucose and hormone levels, testing for stress/anxiety, and measuring heart rate and muscle contraction. MCB 493 APL involves the use of live animal subjects. Substitutions for the activities involving animals will not be provided. This section of this course counts as an advanced MCB laboratory course. This section may not be repeated. Consult an MCB advisor for grade replacement situations.
NOS LCD 02:00 PM - 03:20 PM TR 119 Materials Science & Eng Bld Auerbach, B
This course will cover the major functions of the sensory systems and the mechanisms of sensation and perception at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels. In addition, it considers the physiological basis of sensory system development, plasticity, and disease based upon human clinical data and research in animal models. Prerequisite: MCB 314 This section of this course counts as an advanced MCB course.
REM LAB 02:00 PM - 03:50 PM TWR 216 Noyes Laboratory Hatoum, A
Research Experience in Microbiology. Research Experience in Microbiology for students who haven’t had a chance to participate in authentic research yet. This section of this course will count toward the 15 advanced credit hours of Advanced MCB Courses in the MCB undergraduate degree program. Prerequisite: MCB 251 or 253.
Description Discussion of current topics of interest within the broad domain of molecular and cellular biology; seminar or lecture format. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.
Note See sections for details; only some are approved as ADV MCB (lecture) Courses or as an ADV MCB Lab.
APL: Advanced Physiology Lab FA & SP; the only section approved as ADV MCB Lab
CPP: Cancer Pathophysiology SP only; ADV MCB Course
EPI: Epigenetics FA only; ADV MCB Course
GDC: Genetic Disorders and Counseling FA only; ADV MCB Course
NMI: Neurobiology of Mental Illness SP only; ADV MCB Course
NOS: Neurobiology of Senses SP only; ADV MCB Course
PBC: Physical and Biological Chemistry FA only; ADV MCB Course
REM: Research Experience in Microbiology SP only; NOT an ADV MCB Lab, is ADV MCB Course
VIR: Virology FA only (not offered FA23); ADV MCB Course
Credit Hours 1 to 4 hours
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