BIOL 544 (Fall)

Genetic Basis of Life Span

(Given in alternate years; not offered in 2019-2020)

S. Hekimi
Bellini 268
(514) 398-6440
3 credits (3-0-6)
BIOL 202, BIOL 300 or permission;  BIOL 303 recommended
The course will consider how gene action is determining the duration of life in various organisms, focusing on the strengths and limitations of the genetic approach. The course will focus particularly on model organisms such as yeast, Caenorhabditis, Drosophila and mouse, as well as on the characterization of long-lived people..
Recent research articles and reviews. No textbook will be used.
Each new topic will be introduced by the instructor. Classes will be devoted to student seminars and critical discussions of recent research articles.
One long oral presentation and participation in discussions.
*Enrolment limited to 12 students    

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Last update: March 25, 2019