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187.632.01 Molecular Basis of Toxicology

Course Description
Reviews the mechanisms of environmental diseases at the molecular and genetic levels through faculty lectures and discussion of scientific papers.

  • Topics include cell signaling pathways involved in protection from exposure to environmental toxicants, including the stress responses to heat shock, oxidative damage and exposure to toxic metals and xenobiotics involved in environmental diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, infectious and other inflammatory diseases that impact public health.
  • Addresses the impact of environmental agents on cell growth, cell death, inflammation and the multi-stages of carcinogenesis.
  • Presents most recent technological advances in the molecular and genetic tools available to study problems of environmental toxicology, which includes bioinformatics, gene arrays, nextgen sequencing and transgenic animals and emerging alternative animal models.