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Spring 2011-2012
MOL 433   No Audit

Biotechnology

Jane Flint

This course will consider the principles, development, outcomes and future directions on therapeutic application of biotechnology, with particular emphasis on the interplay between basic research and clinical experience. Topics to be discussed include production of hormones and other therapeutic proteins, gene therapy, oncolytic viruses, and stem cells. Reading will be from the primary literature.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: 4 to 6 papers per week. Writing: 3 short ( 5 pages) papers/proposals during the semester; paper in lieu of final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MOL 342 or MOL 345, or permission of the Instructor.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43246 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm M W   Thomas Laboratory   118   Enrolled:16 Limit:30