Molecular Biology of Human Disease

Sites: HMS
Director(s): Cammie Lesser
Prerequisites: Required for 1st year MD/PhD Students.
Offered: July
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: This 4-week course will provide an in-depth analysis of recent advances in our understanding of human disease, as afforded by contemporary biomedical research. Topics to be covered include: congenital birth defects, autoimmunity, neurological disease, signal transduction, genomic technology, model organisms, cancer genetics, mechanisms of viral pathogenesis, and health policy. The course format will consist of individual blocks devoted to the above topics, with lectures, discussions of selected readings, and student presentations. Required for all incoming MD/PhD students.