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Unformatted text preview: BR 5HA Biomedical Research: Concepts and Strategies Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Humanities 135 Rafael Romero, Ph.D. March 29 th , 2011 Course Format: • Two scientific talks from UCLA faculty, each followed by a series of lectures deconstructing the concepts and experiments. 1) Dr. Yi Sun. Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Model Neurological Disorders and Pave the Way to Drug Discovery.-- 7 follow-up lectures.-- 7 follow-up lectures. 2) Dr. Ming Guo. Molecular Pathways to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. Course Format: • Speakers get invited at the end of each ‘deconstruction’ phase for you to ask relevant questions about their research. • Assigned readings of primary literature and problem sets will complement the ‘deconstruction’ lectures. • Class participation is expected (and necessary) to help clarify questions as they arise.-- no question is ‘too dumb’ Grading and Evaluation: • The course grade will be divided in the following way Class participation 100 Problem sets (4) 200 Midterm paper 100 Final paper 100 Total 500 Course Evaluation: • Please fill out the pre-course survey at: http://www.grinnell.edu/academic/psychology/faculty/dl/surecure/ • I will remind you to fill out the post-course survey when the course is ending. On Group Work/Literature Searches and Plagiarism: • You are free to discuss the problem set questions in groups…...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course LS 2 taught by Professor Pires during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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