CB 399: Insulin Signaling in Health and Disease Spring 2011

Intellectual Unit:

Insulin Signaling in Health and Disease
Course Directors: Dr. Umut Ozcan
Lecturers: Dr. Morris White, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Patti, Dr. Umut Ozcan

Curriculum Fellow: Catherine Dubreuil, catherine_dubreuil@hms.harvard.edu

 

This course will focus on the molecular mechanisms of insulin and the physiological actions of insulin in the body as well as novel roles insulin signaling may have in health and disease. This course will present detailed analysis of the pathways that lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes in obesity. Finally this course will discuss insulin resistance syndromes in humans and recent advances in this field. 

 

Schedule:

First Session: Monday, April 4, 2011, 1 – 4 PM
Location: TMEC Building, Walter Amphitheater

Second Session: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 1- 3:30 PM
Location: Countway Ware room

 

Assignment for registered students:

5-10 minute talk (chalk talk or power point presentation) on one of the following topics:

-What could be the evolutionary basis for insulin resistance to develop?

-Could there be any beneficial aspects of insulin resistance today?

 

DROP DEADLINE: Monday, March 28, 2011

 

AUDITORS (Post-Docs, Faculty, or Staff) DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE 1st SESSION.  PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL.