BIOL 409(F) Molecular Physiology

This discussion-based course is an advanced physiology course that examines mammalian organ function at the molecular level. Important proteins and biochemical events that dictate subcellular and cellular processes will be discussed for many organ systems. Material will be presented and discussed in the context of the molecular basis of pathophysiological states of human disease. Topics will include numerous genetic predispositions and diseases including Type II diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Student-led discussions will come from the original literature. Format: discussion. Evaluation will be based on class participation and four papers (four pages each). Prerequisites: Biology 202, Biology 205, or permission of instructor. Enrollment limit: 2 sections of 12 (expected: 2 sections of 12 ). Open to juniors and seniors, with preference given to senior Biology majors who have not taken a 400-level course.