Office of Undergraduate Instruction

01:694:413 Chromatin and Epigenomics

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the MBB and Biological Sciences majors.


Offered:  Fall  M/H2 (Mon/Thurs. 10:20-11:40 AM) Nelson A237

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:  01:447:384 or 01:694:408 or 01:146:478

Course Description:  The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to chromatin dynamics, particularly the structural and biochemical modifications of chromatin that underlie epigenetic states and their effects on gene expression and development. The importance of epigenetic states is perhaps the major discovery of molecular biology in the past ten years. They are critical to understanding the control of gene expression in development, the programming and reprogramming that takes place in the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and they provide an accounting for many of the genomic malfunctions that result in human disease. An acquaintance with the concepts of what has come to be known as Epigenomics is essential for a Molecular Biology major

Course satisfies Learning Goals

1. Students should demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge that is needed to begin biomedical research and that is required for post-graduate exams and studies.

2. Students should demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate information about specific biological systems or problems.

4. Students demonstrate the ability to communicate their research and findings orally through seminar and poster presentations and through written research papers.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Take-Home Exam 25%

4 or 5 Quizzes 25%

Participation 15%

Final Exam 35%

Course Materials:  All  course matetials will be posted on the Sakai site

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Faculty

Co-Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                         Phone: 445-0824
                        Office: Nelson A123
                        Office hours: By Appointment

Co-Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
                         Phone: 445-1497
                        Office: Nelson A133
                        Office hours: By Appointment

Instructor: Dr. Vincent Pirrotta
                Phone: 445-2446
                Office: Nelson A121
                Office hours: By Appointment


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.

 

 

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