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How Does a Single Protein Molecule Cause an Array of Diseases? The Story of the Magic Protein NLRP3
In some cases, the malfunction of a single molecule in our body causes diseases. Here the protein NLRP3 will be taken as an example. The course will first provide the basic background of molecular cell biology, such as the concept of a cell and its building blocks, then introduce NLRP3, its function in the normal condition and its relations with diseases, such as auto-inflammatory disorders, type 2 diabetes, gout, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. The goal of this course is to bring science to the community and highlight the importance of basic biological research in medicine. Jie Xu has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan Medical School since 2018.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 05/29/2020 - 06/05/2020
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 3:00-4:30pm
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2410 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Xu Jie
Fee : $15.00
Event Status : OPEN