Lipids in Pathobiology Lipids in Pathobiology

The Lipids in Pathobiology course, MCBP 748/BMB 748 (dual programs), will be offered in spring 2014. The duration of the course will be for 10 weeks, from January 14 to April 1, 2014. Classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm.

The course is multidisciplinary and addresses biochemical, applied, and translational approaches to the study of lipids. The course is composed of three main sections: lipid biosynthesis, lipid signaling, and lipids and disease.

The first section is a comprehensive treatment of nomenclature and synthesis of major lipid classes including glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, and sterols, as well as methodology for lipid study.

The second section addresses roles of bioactive members of these lipid classes in regulation of cell signaling and downstream events.

The third section is largely translational, with many lectures on human diseases that involve the lipids and signaling pathways discussed.

This course contains a brief hands-on laboratory segment and is open to graduate students as well as residents, postdocs, and third and fourth year medical students.