GS21 1361 Introduction to Circadian Biology
- Course Director(s): Ghislain Breton
- Semester: Summer Session
- Frequency: Annually
- Credit Hours: 1
- Grading System: Letter Grade
Breton, Ghislain. One semester hour. Summer, annually. Grading System. Letter Grade. Prerequisite: None.
This is a nano course aimed at students who would like to familiarize themselves with the concept of circadian timing. The course will introduce the students to the anatomical, biochemical, and molecular bases of circadian clocks, with an emphasis on the mammalian circadian system. The course will bring an understanding on how circadian rhythms are a fundamental property of living beings. Events underlying dysregulated clock function and subsequent impact on health will also be covered. The course will alternate lectures and student presentations of significant articles in the field. Active involvement of the students in class is expected.