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Summer 2013

Molecular Cell Biology Summer Course

Course Instructors                Academic Title
Bryan Hurley PhD                   Assistant Professor
Bobby Cherayil MD                 Associate Professor
Michael Pazos PhD                 Postdoctoral Fellow
Karen Lammers PhD               Instructor
Meiqian Weng MD                  Instructor
Crystal Ellis PhD                     Postdoctoral Fellow
Rajashri Iyengar MD               Clinical Instructor

Student Presenters

Academic Level

Host Laboratory

School

Christopher Lu

Undergraduate

Shi

Boston College

Naomi S. Ali

Undergraduate

Cherayil

Tufts University

Celia Campos

Undergraduate

Cherayil

Southwestern University

Rachel Lee

Undergraduate

Hurley

Villanova University

Edward Membreno

Undergraduate

Gobel

Salem State University

Marshall Zingg

Undergraduate

Fasano

University of Mary Washington

Ruth Abrams

Undergraduate

Fasano / Walker

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Raphael Rothenberger

Medical Student

Walker

University of Heidelberg

Kanya Said

Medical Student

Walker

University of Gottenberg

Pearl Delano Houghteling

Medical Student

Walker

University of Massachusetts Medical School


Course Description

Two main objectives of this course are to provide each student with the experience of presenting scientific material to their colleagues and to learn current topics in molecular cell biology as they relate to laboratory investigation and mucosal biology. Each student is asked to prepare and deliver oral presentations based on assigned material from the textbook Molecular Cell Biology.  Student presenters are allotted either one half-hour or one hour to effectively convey the assigned material. 

Although only a single student presents a block of material at one time, this class is intended to be interactive whereby all non-presenting students are expected to participate through interjecting relevant comments and raising questions. To facilitate these interactions and provide an experienced perspective as it relates to biomedical research, a doctoral-level instructor active in laboratory research is in attendance for each gathering. The course commences with an introductory lecture covering Chapters 1 and 2 given by Dr. Hurley and also includes an overview lecture on Immunology given by Dr. Cherayil covering Chapter 23 that will take place toward the end of the schedule. 

The final class is an organized Summer Student Research Symposium where each student has the opportunity to prepare and deliver a ten-minute presentation of his or her mentored summer research project with an allotment of an additional five minutes for questions from the audience. All members of the MIBRC, including faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research technicians, will be invited to attend this event and coffee and refreshments will be served.

Schedule

(9:00-10:00 AM at Building 114 1st Floor Conference room 1001B or D2,D3)

Textbook:   Molecular Cell Biology, Lodish et. al. 7th edition. Publisher: W. H. Freeman

Date

Chapter

Student Presenter

Faculty

Location

Tuesday 6/11

Introduction; Chapters 1 & 2 p. 1 – 58

 

Dr. Bryan Hurley

BLDG114-D2,D3

Friday 6/14

Chapter 3, Protein Structure and Function, p. 59 –114

Christopher

Dr. Meiqian Weng

BLDG114-D2,D3

Tuesday 6/18

Chapter 4, Basic Molecular Genetic Mechanisms, p. 115 –170

Rachel

Dr. Michael Pazos

BLDG114-B

Friday 6/21

Chapter 5, Molecular Genetic Techniques, p. 171 – 222

Celia

Dr. Rajashri Iyengar

BLDG114-B

Tuesday 6/25

Chapter 6, Genes, Genomics, and Chromosomes, p. 223 – 278

Naomi

Dr. Crystal Ellis

BLDG114-B

Friday 6/28

Chapter 7, Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression, p. 279 – 344

Marshall

Dr. Karen Lammers

BLDG114-B

Tuesday 7/2

Chapter 8, Post-Transcriptional Gene Control, p. 345 – 396

Ruth

Dr. Michael Pazos

BLDG114-B

Friday 7/5

No Class - Holiday

 

 

 

Tuesday 7/9

Chapter 9, Culturing, Visualizing, & Perturbing Cells, p. 397 – 442

 Edward

Dr. Karen Lammers

BLDG114-D2,D3

 

Chapter 10, Biomembrane Structure, p. 443 – 455 (section 10.1)

 

 

 

Friday 7/12

Chapter 10, Biomembrane Structure, p. 455 – 472 (section 10.2 & 10.3)

Kanya

Dr. Crystal Ellis

BLDG114-D2,D3

 

Chapter 11, Transmembrane Transport of Ions and Small Molecules, p. 473 – 516

 

 

 

Tuesday 7/16

Chapter 12, Cellular Energetics, p. 517 – 552 (section 12.1 – 12.4)

Raphael

Dr. Meiqian Weng

BLDG114-B

Friday 7/19

Chapter 13, Moving Proteins into Membranes and Organelles, p. 577 – 626

Pearl

Dr. Rajashri Iyengar

BLDG114-B

Tuesday 7/23

Chapter 14, Vesicular Traffic, Secretion, and Endocytosis

2 presenters (30 min each)

Dr. Karen Lammers

BLDG114-B

 

p. 627 – 654 (section 14.1 – 14.4)

Christopher

 

 

 

p. 654 – 672 (section 14.5 & 14.6)

Rachel

 

 

Friday 7/26

Chapter 15, Signal Transduction and G Protein-coupled  Receptors

2 presenters (30 min each)

Dr. Michael Pazo

BLDG114-B

 

p. 673 – 692 (section 15.1 – 15.3)

Celia

 

 

 

p. 693 – 720 (section 15.4 – 15.6)

Naomi

 

 

Tuesday 7/30

Chapter 16, Signal Pathways that Control Gene Expression

2 presenters (30 min each)

Dr. Meiqian Weng

BLDG114-B

 

p. 721 – 748 (section 16.1 – 16.3)

Marshall

 

 

 

p. 748 – 772 (section 16.4 – 15.7)

Ruth

 

 

 Friday 8/2

Chapter 23, Introduction to Immunology p. 1059 – 1112

 

Dr. Bobby Cherayil

BLDG114-B

Tuesday 8/6

Chapter 20, Integrating Cells into Tissues

2 presenters (30 min each)

Dr. Crystal Ellis

BLDG114-B

 

p. 925 – 945 (section 20.1 & 20.2)

Edward

 

 

 

p. 945 – 966 (section 20.3 – 20.5)

Kanya

 

 

 

Friday 8/9* – Summer Student Research Symposium – All Students
10 min. research report for each student –
BLDG114-D2,D3
*Please note this class is scheduled from 9 am – 12 pm to accommodate all student research presentations