SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY: GENETIC APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF STEM CELL BIOLOGY Syllabus
Course Learning ObjectivesNot needed
This course is intended to expose students to cutting edge topics in Stem Cell Biology through faculty led discussions of primary literature covering major classic and current advances using the Drosophila and Caenorhabditis elegans model organisms. Each discussion will focus on one primary research paper, and critical thinking and evaluative assessment of the literature will be emphasized. Students will be required to read assigned papers and prepare a one page written critique prior to each discussion, and to actively participate in the discussion.
Students with basic science background and knowledge of transcription factors and mechanisms of gene regulation.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: The grade will be based 50% on written critiques and 50% on participation in classroom discussion.
Grading Restrictions: Letter grade
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
Disability Support Services
If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.