7.16 Experimental Molecular Biology
Applies high-throughput genetic approaches to study the response of mammalian cells to cytotoxic or infectious stimuli. RNA interference (RNAi) screening and microarray expression analysis will be used to examine the genetics of cellular pro-survival and pro-death pathways. Teams of two or three students design and carry out experiments to address questions regarding the mechanisms that govern the regulation and execution of cellular responses. Some projects involve the use of DNA damaging agents or other cytotoxic drugs to help understand the pathways that control a cell's response to chemotherapy. Other projects examine the genes that underlie the cellular response to conserved pathogen molecules. Instruction and practice in written and oral communication provided.
7.16 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. Saeij.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in 68-156.
This class counts for a total of 30 credits. This class counts as a CI-M.
In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 7.16 was rated 6.4 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Department of Biology: 7.16 Experimental Molecular Biology: Biotechnology II site or on the 7.16 Stellar site.
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