The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

MCIBS - Molecular toxicology emphasis area

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Overview:

Image shows the binding site of an hydrocarbon molecule in the aryl hydrocarbon receptorThe Molecular Toxicology emphasis area focuses on investigating how, why, and when chemicals cause harm to life-such as affecting cellular and molecular processes leading to cancer. To achieve this goal, in addition to specialized coursework, students conduct original research in collaboration with a faculty mentor into the interaction between living systems and chemicals.

Faculty for this area

Courses:

students choose one course with a quantitative basis plus 9 credits of courses from the list below

  • STAT 401                 Experimental Methods

  • BMB 464                  Molecular Medicine

  • BMB 400                  Molecular Biology of the Gene

  • BIOL 472                  Mammalian Physiology

  • BIOL 426                  Developmental Neurobiology

  • BIOL 469                  Neurobiology

  • BIOL 470                  Functional and Integrative Neuroscience

  • BMMB 541               Molecular Biology of Animal Development

  • MICRB 410               Principles of Immunology

  • NEURO 501              Seminars in Neuroscience

  • NEURO 512              Comparative Neuroanatomy

  • NEURO 520              Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

  • VB SC 430                Principles of Toxicology

  • VB SC 432                Advanced Immunology

  • VB SC 433                Molecular and Cellular Toxicology

  • VB SC 511                Molecular Immunology

  • VB SC 520                Pathobiology

  • VB SC/IBIOS 530      Regulation of Gene Expression by Xenobiotics

  • VB SC 532               Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology

  • VB SC 534               Current Topics in Cancer Research 

Elective courses in statistics and physiology are especially encouraged