Jun 25, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 412 - Seminar in Cancer Biology

This seminar course centers on our understanding of the molecular events underlying the development of various cancers, including cell cycle control, DNA damage, tumor microenvironment, as well as therapeutic approaches to treatment, and associated difficulties. Two major goals of the course include developing an ability to understand cancerous transformation and learning to critically evaluate literature in the field. We will discuss primary articles and secondary reviews in a roundtable format, and students will present written and oral critiques of the literature and develop a final individual project. Three lecture/discussion hours each week.  Prerequisite(s): BIOL 200 , and junior or senior standing; or permission of instructor. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)