Courses Offered at Fred Hutch

Graduate Students

Courses Offered at Fred Hutch

FALL 2018

MCB 517 Section A  
Tools for Computational Biology  (1.5 Credits)
Weeks 1-5, September 27 - October 30, 2018

Location: Fred Hutch Campus, Weintraub Bldg., Rm. B1-072
Meeting Time: Tues & Thurs, 3:20 to 4:40
Instructors: Trevor Bedford, Jesse Bloom, Phil Bradley, Arvind Rasi Subramaniam (Computational Biology Program, Fred Hutch)

Introduction to established best practices in computational biology. Learn to organize unstructured data into standard formats, transform data for statistical analyses, and visualize the transformed data. Learn workflows for reproducible research such as version control, project organization, and code documentation. Gain basic experience eith Linux command line tools and the Python and R programming languages. Classes will involve hands-on learning through coding exercises, collaborative problem solving, and extensive use of online learning resources. 

Grading: Class participation (25%), Homework assignments (50%), Final assignment (25%)

Basic experience with programming in any language will be helpful but is not required. 

Enrollment will be limited to 20 students. No auditors accepted.

For more information contact: Rasi Subramaniam  (206) 667-4679

For registration add codes contact: Laura Masserman

MCB 517A Course Description

MCB 529
Cell Migration  (1.5 Credits)
Weeks 6-10, November 1 - December 4, 2018

Location: Fred Hutch Campus, Weintraub Bldg., Rm. B1-074/076
Meeting Time: Tues & Thurs, 3:20 to 4:40
Instructors: Cecilia Moens (Fred Hutch/UW Biology Affiliate), Jonathan Cooper (Fred Hutch, UW Biochemistry Affiliate), and Kevin Cheung (Fred Hutch, UW Medical Oncology Affiliate)

Movement is integral for life. Cells migrate during normal development to form tissues and organs. Immune cells traffic to combat infections and cancerous insults. Cancer cells subvert these normal processes to invade and metastasize. Although each of these biological processes seems unlike the other, in fact common cell migration patterns emerge between them. This course explores the fundamental mechanisms of cell migration, from the basic subcellular events that generate and stabilize cellular protrusions and generate force to the cell-contact mediated and diffusible cues that orient migration in vivo. In the final week of this five-week course we will discuss mechanisms of cancer cell migration and the role of the tumor microenvironment in metastasis. 

Papers from the current cell migration literature will be selected for class discussions. 

Enrollment will be limited to 24 students.

For more information contact Cecilia Moens, (206) 667-5627

For registration add codes contact: Laura Masserman

MCB 529 Course Description

Conj 537
Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulatoin  (1.5 Credits)
Weeks 6-10, November 1 - December 4, 2018

Location: Fred Hutch Campus, Weintraub Bldg., Rm. B1-072
Meeting Time: Tues & Thurs, 3:20 to 4:40
Instructors: Toshio Tsukiyama (Fred Hutch/UW Biochemistry Affiliate), Steven Hahn (Fred Hutch/UW Biochemistry Affiliate), Stephen Tapscott (Fred Hutch/UW Pathology Affiliate)

This five week graduate survey course focuses on biochemical mechanisms of gene transcription. 

This course will cover a broad  range of transcriptional regulation topics, including:

  • Mechanisms of transcriptional initiation (Steve Hahn)
  • Regulation of transcription by chromatin (Toshi Tsukiyama)
  • Transcriptional regulation, development and diseases in mammals (Stephen Tapscott)

Grading: Attendance, participation and assigned essay problems

For more information contact Toshio Tsukiyama, (206) 667-4996

For registration add codes contact: Laura Masserman

Conj 537 Course Description

Please check the UW Time Schedule regularly for course availability and updates.