GS21 1341 Nano Course in Lymphatics in Health and Disease
- Course Coordinator(s): Melissa Aldrich, John Rasmussen, and Sunkuk Kwon
- Semester: Fall
- Frequency: Annually
- Credit Hours: 1
- Grading System: Pass/Fail
Aldrich, Melissa. One semester hour. Fall, annually. Grading System. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: None.
This nanocourse will familiarize students with the “other” circulatory system, the lymphatics. This system works to promote fluid homeostasis, immune cell trafficking, cellular waste cleanup, metastasis, and plays important roles in disease states such as Alzheimer’s, lymphedema, and hypertension. The goal is to enable budding and established researchers to suitably incorporate lymphatics into research proposals that will answer questions important to relevant pathologies. Objectives are to be able to recount the basics of lymphatics anatomy and biology, to be able to describe imaging and bench methods for visualizing lymphatics, and to recognize pathological conditions for which lymphatic roles should be investigated. The participating faculty/instructors for the course include Melissa B. Aldrich, PhD, John C. Rasmussen, PhD, and Eva Sevick-Muraca, PhD, who are UTHealth/IMM faculty with many years of lymphatic research experience and many publications of animal and human (clinical) lymphatic studies.