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Toxicology, Physiology & Molecular Mechanisms Journal Club & Seminar


East Baltimore
4th term
Environmental Health and Engineering
1 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Monday,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructors:
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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 50% Participation
  • 50% Attendance

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for students not in EHE

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Consent required for students not in EHE Held in departmental space