Spring 2014

MCB 493 RNA          Catalytic RNAs

Welcome to the wonderful world of RNA!

Spring 2017

Welcome to MCB 406 Gene Expression in Health and Disease!

    MCB 406 is a lecture-discussion course that provides in-depth and up-to-date coverage of gene expression and regulation. Lectures are centered on the principles of regulating gene expression in eukaryotic cells. The course covers macromolecules structure and function in gene expression; molecular mechanisms of the key gene expression events including transcription, RNA processing, localization and translation. Applications of these principles in medicine and therapeutics such as aging, cancer and drug design are also discussed.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand molecular mechanisms of the key gene expression events in eukaryotic cells
  • Use chemistry and biochemistry knowledge to explore interdisciplinary research on gene expression
  • Understand the many roles of RNA in gene expression
  • Gain awareness of gene expression in therapeutics and drug design
  • Develop skills for understanding and analyzing the primary scientific literature
  • Develop skills for communicating scientific information at an advanced level

Prerequisite: MCB 354