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Aging involves an intrinsic and progressive decline in function that eventually will affect us all. While everyone is... see more

This course will explore a diverse collection of striking biological phenomena associated with the X chromosome. We will... see more

Cells, regardless of whether they are in an organ in the human body or a component of a bacterial colony, can sense the... see more

In this class, we will examine cholesterol's role in the cell and in the body as a whole, from its function as a... see more

The aim of this class is to introduce the exciting and often under appreciated discoveries in RNA biology by exploring... see more

How does the brain come to learn whether a stimulus is annoying, rewarding or neutral? How does remembering how to ride a... see more

In this course, we will survey the primary systems biology literature, particularly as it pertains to understanding and... see more

The main goal of this seminar will be to study the nervous system from the perspective of neuron-glia interactions. In... see more

This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are... see more

In this course, we will discuss the microbial physiology and genetics of stress responses in aquatic ecosystems,... see more

This course will start with a survey of basic oxygen radical biochemistry followed by a discussion of the mechanisms of... see more

During this course, we will study the similarities between cancer and normal development to understand how tumors co-opt... see more

The lethal poison Ricin (best known as a weapon of bioterrorism), Diphtheria toxin (the causative agent of a highly... see more

Directed evolution has been used to produce enzymes with many unique properties. The technique of directed evolution... see more

This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are... see more

During development, the genetic content of each cell remains, with a few exceptions, identical to that of the zygote.... see more

In the western world, approximately 10–15% of couples suffer from subfertility. Consequently, over 5 million babies have... see more

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. Cancer involves uncontrolled cell growth, resistance to cell death, failure... see more

In this course, evolutionary pathways that have led to the development of innate and adaptive immunity are analyzed, the... see more

Every time we scientists think that we have dissected the precise biological nature of a process, an incidental finding,... see more

Bacteria survive in almost all environments on Earth, including some considered extremely harsh. From the steaming hot... see more

Sperm are tiny, haploid cells with a supremely important job: They deliver the paternal genome to the egg, helping create... see more

Bacteria and fungi have produced antibiotics, small molecules that can prevent the growth of or kill bacteria by... see more

How do scientists discover the basic biology underlying human diseases? Simple organisms such as baker’s yeast,... see more