CBIO 820. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction in Cancer: Colloquium. 2 Hours.
This elective course will be offered in the spring semester every year. This course will be full of discussions on the importance of targeting signaling pathways in cancer through didactic teaching following student led discussion on the topic. The course discusses the underlying responses on signaling mechanisms in different cancers. The major theme is an understanding of how cancer cells receive, transmit and respond to environmental signals. Topics will include different complexity in signal transduction in cancer. There will be a series of lectures on the topics of signal transduction, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis and cancer. Each topic series will be followed immediately by student presentations. The presentations will complement the lectures by providing an overview of a particular topic through the in depth examination of a current research publication. LEC.
The Ph.D. program in Cancer Biology (CBIO) prepares the student for a career in independent research and/or teaching. The Ph.D. is typically followed by postdoctoral training in a specific field of study. Graduates of this program will be prepared for positions in industry, government, and consulting, as well as faculty positions at the college, university, and medical/graduate school level. Students mentored by CBIO faculty currently hold positions in academia, biotechnology, pharmacology, government, and scientific writing.