The Molecular Basis of Cancer|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies|
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by unregulated cell growth and tissue invasion. This course will focus on the molecular events that lead to cancer. We will cover topics in both molecular and cellular biology and genetics that are relevant to understanding the differences between normal and cancer cells. Particular focus will be placed on oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, DNA damage responses, the p53 signaling pathway, cell cycle regulation, and the molecular basis of cancer therapies. This course will utilize both the textbook and primary scientific literature in the study of cancer.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(MB&B)(NS&B)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics 4th Edition by Lauren Pecorino
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm exam, take-home assignments, and a final comprehensive exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
In Fall 2020, this course will be taught online. We will meet synchronously over Zoom during class time and will utilize breakout rooms to facilitate student discussion and engage in active learning modules.
|Instructor(s): Anderson,Cori Times: ..T.R.. 01:00PM-02:20PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 6||JR major: 6|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: X|
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