BMS 401: Honors Introduction to Cancer Research
This course introduces UM Honors College students to some of the basic techniques used in laboratory research and establishes a fundamental scientific framework for tumor cell biology and cancer-related UM Honors thesis research projects. This course includes discussions of the critical biochemical molecular and/or cellular events underlying the etiology and progression of cancer, anticancer target selection and validation, biochemical and cell-based bioassay methods, screening libraries of compounds and/or extracts, bioassay-guided isolation, and biological characterization/evaluation of active leads. Emphasis is placed on natural product-based anticancer research.
- Bisc 160: Biological Sciences I
- Bisc 161: Biological Sciences I Laboratory
- Limited to students in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
- Pre-Requisite: 24 Earned Hours
- Lecture: Lecture for BMS 401