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CHEM 5511 Human Metabolism, Disease and Entrepreneurship (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In this class, we will explore the relationships between cellular metabolism and human disease using a combination of lectures, critical readings, and patient encounters. We will follow the biochemistry and enzymology of some of the major human metabolic pathways, highlighting diseases involved in these pathways. Classes will include direct patient interactions and/or guest lectures by entrepreneurs that are developing technologies to aid these patients. The goal of this class is to fuse an understanding of biochemical pathways to human disease and how to use this information to develop real world applications.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth O'Day

Prerequisites: Must have completed one year of organic chemistry and a course in biochemistry.

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Last Updated: 08-Feb-17