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BSC 4022: Biology of Aging

Course Description for Biology of Aging

BSC4022: Biology of Aging
Prerequisite:  PCB3023C OR PBC4713C
Description: This course will offer students an understanding of why aging occurs and the mechanisms by which aging occurs. A combination of lecture and discussion of primary papers will be used. Students will be introduced to studies using simple experimental models to approach the underlying cellular bases for age-related deterioration. In particular, the roles of mitochondria, chromosomes, nutrient signaling, and reproduction will be explored.