MCBA - Cell Biol & Anatomy (MCBA)
The overall objectives of this course are to demonstrate to students (1) the use of electron microscopy and related histochemical techniques in studying the disease process at the cellular level and (2) the use of electron microscopy as ancillary instrumentation in interdisciplinary medical research. Lectures (two hours per week) would cover current methods of sample preparations and examinations of tissue by transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron diffraction, and freeze-fracture. Laboratory (6 hours per week) would involve individual sessions with the course director in relation to the individual’s specific research problem.
Gross morphology of the human body; names, relationships, and basic functions of body structures through original cadaver dissection observation supplemented by the use of texts, lectures, clinical correlations, radiographs, and informal discussion in groups.
Lecture and laboratory devoted to light microscopic and ultrastructural features of human cells, tissues, and organs. The correlations between structure and function are emphasized as well as the intimate relation of microscopic anatomy to biochemistry, physiology, and pathology.
Advanced study of one region of the body with special emphasis on detailed anatomy, normal variation, surgical procedures, original research, embryology, and teaching methods. Content varies by title and may be repeated a maximum of two times.
Advanced study of the essential features of human development, clarifying the gross anatomical features and giving emphasis to recent advances in human embryology. The clinical importance of embryology and the etiology of congenital defects are noted.
Advanced study of selected topics in microscopic anatomy. Content varies by title and may be repeated a maximum of two times.
Sample preparation and equipment use for electron, light and confocal, and live-cell microscopy. Cell sorting and image analysis will be covered.
Imaging technologies used in the analysis of cells, tissues, organs, and animals through a variety of molecular biology techniques.
Advanced scanning and transmission electron microscopy techniques, electron tomography, digital imaging, 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional image analysis, 3 dimensional ultrastructure data set reconstruction. Enrollment restricted to 15 students.
Cell culture techniques, RNA and DNA isolation, PCR reactions, Gene Sequencing, Micro-array Technology. Enrollment restricted to 15 students.
An intensive consideration of topics of current interest in the neuroendocrine control of reproduction. Student presentation and small group discussion formats.
An intensive consideration of topics of current interest in male reproduction. Student presentation and small group discussion formats.
An intensive consideration of topics of current interest in female reproduction. Student presentation and small group discussion formats.
Mentored independent laboratory research.