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Toxicology, Physiology & Molecular Mechanisms Journal Club & Seminar

East Baltimore
4th term
Environmental Health and Engineering
1 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor s:
Mark Kohr

Provides a platform for doctoral and postdoctoral students (postdoctoral fellows) and faculty to present and discuss impactful scientific papers from the current literature that deal with mechanisms underlying environmental disease along with accompanying methods. Papers are organized around a term-specific theme selected by the course directors.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically read and evaluate scientific papers, and identify criteria for assessing the quality of the science.
  2. Analyze and assess new methodological approaches in the areas of biochemistry, physiology, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.
  3. Evaluate the pathophysiologic pathways of environmental disease at the molecular, cellular, tissue, whole organ-whole animal, and individual-to-population levels.
  4. Give a high quality presentation that effectively conveys scientific results.
Methods of Assessment:

Participation 50% Attendance 50%

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

yes, for students not in EHS

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Held in departmental space