METX-Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology

METX 104 Interdisciplinary Training in Environmental Toxicology

Laboratory course for advanced undergraduates. Emphasizes training in broad and interdisciplinary analytical and technological approaches to problems in toxicology, direct intensive participation, and critical thinking skills.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A, BIOE 20B, and BIOL 20C, and BIOL 100 or equivalent.

Quarter offered

Spring

METX 110 Scientific Presentations

Presentation of scientific research in academic formats. These include both oral and poster presentations. The presentations will be based on original research conducted by each student.

Credits

3

Instructor

A Flegal

Quarter offered

Fall

METX 120 Environmental Statistical Analysis

Provides a fundamental understanding of data generation, sampling design, and statistical analysis. Environmentally related data sets will be analyzed either by hand or using the statistical package Minitab.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

METX 130 Principles of Environmental Toxicology

Presents the principles of environmental toxicology, including the major classes of toxicants, environmental movement and fate, toxicokinetics, xenobiotic biotransformation, toxicodynamics, factors influencing toxicity, mechanisms of toxic action and detoxication, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity, toxicity testing and evaluation, and risk assessment.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter

METX 138 Pathogenesis: Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Overview of the pathogenic mechanisms underlying human disease at the physiological and molecular levels, with their implications for epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Includes discussion of clinical cases and of emerging areas of research. Geared toward students interested in future research or clinical careers in the area of human or animal health. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology 238.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

BIOL 118

Instructor

Manel Camps

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 130. Enrollment is restricted to students majoring in biology; health sciences; molecular, cell, and developmental biology; biochemistry and molecular biology; or neuroscience and behavior.

Quarter offered

Spring

METX 204 Interdisciplinary Training in Environmental Toxicology

A laboratory course for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Emphasizes training in broad and interdisciplinary analytical and technological approaches to problems in toxicology, direct intensive participation, and critical thinking skills.

Credits

5

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students; qualified undergraduates may enroll with instructor's permission.

Quarter offered

Spring

METX 220 Biochemical Toxicology

Presents an in-depth treatment of the biochemical and physiological mechanisms underlying toxicity and detoxication. Topics include chemical-biological interactions, receptor dynamics, multicompartment kinetics, chemical activation and detoxication, induction and inhibition, and the toxic biochemical and physiological mechanisms of both natural and anthropogenic toxins.

Credits

5