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Advanced Concepts in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology

Course Status

2nd Term
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Tuesday, 12:00 - 1:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Learn to expertly comprehend, critique, and present scientific papers
Provides a platform for students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to present and discuss scientific papers from the current literature that deal with mechanisms underlying disease along with accompanying methods. Explores additional aspects that are relevant to conducting and conveying laboratory research, including study design and statistical analysis, manuscript and grant review, policy and practice, and risk assessment.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate scientific papers and the quality of the science, including experimental design, data analysis, and statistical approaches
  2. Assess new methodological approaches in the areas of biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, and metabolomics
  3. Evaluate etiology of diseases and defects, such as Cancer and developmental perturbations, at the molecular, cellular, tissue, whole-organ, animal, and individual-to-population levels
  4. Demonstrate the skills necessary for conducting and conveying laboratory research, including study design and manuscript preparation
  5. Give a high-quality presentation that effectively conveys summaries of scientific results and advanced concepts
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Presentation(s)
Enrollment Restriction
Restricted to PhD and ScM students, and Postdoctoral Fellows. Consent is required for MHS students. No undergraduates.
Special Comments

This is the online/virtual section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.