GS12 1442 Principles of Experimental Mouse Pathology

Benavides, Fernando. Two semester hours.  Summer, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: none. Taught at the UTMDACC Science Park campus in Smithville, Texas, and will be available elsewhere via videoconference.

This course conveys the fundamental knowledge needed to perform valid and interpretable research using mouse models. This course will feature lectures covering basic concepts of mouse biology, developmental biology, and genetics (including basics of genetically engineered mice, inbred backgrounds and nomenclature); animal study design; mouse models of cancer; toxicology; ante mortem and post mortem pathological characterizations (including background strain lesions). Some classes will include a short demonstration (e.g., microscopy, necropsy, or imaging procedures), peer discussions and literature review. The course will feature a diverse group of instructors with a strong background on the subjects presented. This course is taught at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park in Smithville, Texas and will be available elsewhere via videoconference.