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SchoolDepartmentFaculty
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthEnvironmental HealthBernardo Lemos
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2 2018  (show academic calendar)TuTh   2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Kresge 202B (HSPH)
Credits
2.5  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate

Description
Epigenetics is a fast changing field, with increasing applicability in toxicology, epidemiology, population, and environmental studies. Epigenetic changes are reversible, responsive to environmental influences, and can have downstream effects as profound as those exerted by DNA mutations. The course will focus on epigenetic mechanisms leading to alterations in chromatin structure that can stably and heritably influence gene expression and methods to measure epigenetic attributes (DNA methylation, histone modifications, small non-coding RNAs, etc). Basic, toxicological, and epidemiology studies will be discussed to introduce the students to epigenetic changes in prenatial/early and adult life, and examine the impact of pollutants, and diet. The course will enable students to understand epigenetics and apply it to problems as varied as those pertaining to cardiovascular and respiratory disease, aging, reproductive health, inflammation/immunity, and cancer.

Prerequisite(s)
Students outside of HSPH must request instructor permission to enroll in this course

Notes
Course Meeting Locations: Course will meet in the EPI Library, Kresge 907 on all meetings except 4/4, 4/27, and 5/2. On 4/4, 4/27, and 5/2 the class will meet in the EH conference room 1302.

 
Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.

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