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BIOL 544 Genetic Basis of Life Span (3 credits)

Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)


Biology (Sci) : 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.

Terms: Fall 2013

Instructors: Siegfried Hekimi (Fall)

  • Fall
  • 1 hour lecture, 2 hours seminar
  • Prerequisites: BIOL 202, BIOL 300; BIOL 303 recommended or permission