Course Description for Biology of Aging
Biology of Aging
Prerequisite: PCB 4713C
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.