BIO 504 Advanced Epigenetics in Development and Disease

Epigenetic mechanisms and epigenetic research methods will be thoroughly examined. In-depth analysis and discussion of primary literature through in-class group work will demonstrate the roles of epigenetic regulation in mammalian development and human disease. Laboratory component will expose students to several widely used epigenetic research methods, such as bisulfite conversion of DNA, chromatin immunoprecipitation, methylated DNA enrichment and quantitative PCR.  Three hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratory per week. This is a link course with BIO 404. No credit given for students with credit for Bio 404.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

Admission to a Biological Sciences graduate program or permission of department chair

General Education

Offered

  • Fall