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GS12 1442: Principles of Experimental Mouse Pathology

Benavides, Fernando. Two semester hours.  Summer annually.  Prerequisite: none. Taught at the UTMDACC Science Park campus in Smithville, Texas and will be available elsewhere via videoconference.

The purpose of this course is to convey the fundamental knowledge needed to perform valid and interpretable research using mouse models. This course will feature lectures covering basic concepts of mouse biology, developmental biology, and genetics; animal study design; genetic and non-genetic mouse models of human diseases; toxicology and drug metabolism; ante mortem and post mortem pathological characterizations; and statistical analysis. Some classes will include a short demonstration (e.g., microscopy, necropsy, or imaging procedures), peer discussions and literature review, or hands-on exercises (e.g., bioinformatics and statistics). The course will feature a diverse group of instructors with a strong background on the subjects presented.