MD Anderson Cancer Center - UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS03 1011 Emerging Fields in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: RNA Biology

Hagan, John. One semester hour. Spring, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade

The goal of this mini-course is to learn cutting-edge RNA biology within a historical context. This course will focus on recent research in RNA biology: differential RNA processing and stability (splicing, polyadenylation, and turnover), the functional significance of various classes of non-coding RNAs (microRNAs, lncRNAs, cRNAs, ceRNAs, eRNAs, etc…), the CRISPR/Cas9 system, and RNA epitranscriptomics (RNA methylation and terminal uridylation). Class lectures and discussions will be predominantly student-led with assistance of topic area experts. Overall, there will be 12 class meetings (two meetings per week) at 1.25 hours each.

Course Outline Emerging Fields in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: RNA Biology