BMS 270 Epigenetics of development and disease (2016)

Module: 2
Sponsoring Program: BMS
Administrator: Demian Sainz

Course Number: BMS 270
Course Name: Epigenetics of development and disease
Units: 3
Grading Option: S/U
Course Director: Dan Lim

Additional Course Director(s): None
Room Number: TBA
Campus: Parnassus
Schedule: April 18-May 6, 2016; M, Th, F, 2:00-4:15 PM
Maximum Class Size: 12

Course Description: This course will cover latest insights into the nature of epigenetic gene regulation and its role in normal development, reprogramming, and disease. Topics will include the role of DNA methylation, histone marks, chromatin remodeling and non-coding RNAs in genome defense, cellular differentiation, reprogramming and disease. The course will involve the reading and discussion of recent select seminal papers in the field. The instructors will provide some background and then papers (1 per session) will be discussed as a group.