Molecular Oncology and Cell Signaling

Explore recent progress in cancer research and the mechanism of tumor development (carcinogenesis) from molecular and cellular functions of oncogenes and anti-oncogenes. Through readings, recent research papers, and hands-on exercises, gain insights into the relevance of genome sciences and systems biology to cancer research. Study the contributions and relevance of signal transduction, cell cycle progression, cell adhesion, and gene regulation to tumor development and discuss animal models of cancer and modes of treatment and drug development. Visiting speakers provide insight into various advanced topics.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Requires at least advanced undergraduate level Cell Biology and Genetics or similar background knowledge