HST.730 Molecular Biology for the Auditory System

Fall 2002

The inner ear.
The inner ear. (Image courtesy of http://www.nasa.gov.)

Course Highlights

sample exam, in addition to lab project backgound information, may be downloaded.

Course Description

An introductory course in the molecular biology of the auditory system. First half focuses on human genetics and molecular biology, covering fundamentals of pedigree analysis, linkage analysis, molecular cloning, and gene analysis as well as ethical/legal issues, all in the context of an auditory disorder. Second half emphasizes molecular approaches to function and dysfunction of the cochlea, and is based on readings and discussion of research literature.
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Prof. Anne Skvorak Giersch
Prof. Stefan Heller
Prof. Doug Cotanche
Dr. Marley Kenna
Prof. Charlie Liberman
Prof. Heidi Rehm
Prof. Bill Sewell
Prof. Chen Zheng-Yi

Course Meeting Times

Lectures / Labs:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session