QBS 100: Molecular Basis of Human Health and Disease

Course Director: Dr. Kristine Giffin

  • Course description: This course is designed to solidify key cellular, molecular, and genetic concepts in the biology of human health and disease. Students in this course will develop a fundamental understanding of the molecular pathogenesis and genetic predisposition to disease, be familiar with the modern tools and technologies to study disease in model systems and human populations, and be able to read and discuss primary literature on human pathobiology.  Topics include normal and pathologic cellular processes, genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, and examples of major disease outcomes such as cancer.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Coursework: PhD students may test out of this course or submit the appropriate paperwork that validates satisfactory completion of a comparable graduate level biology course.
    • Programming language: N/A.