Courses tagged with "Graduate" (48)

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Starts : 2012-02-01
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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Graduate Mechanical Engineering MIT OpenCourseWare

This course will begin with brief overview of what important current research topics are in oceanography (physical, geological, and biological) and how acoustics can be used as a tool to address them. Three typical examples are climate, bottom geology, and marine mammal behavior. Will then address the acoustic inverse problem, reviewing inverse methods (linear and nonlinear) and the combination of acoustical methods with other measurements as an integrated system. Last part of course will concentrate on specific case studies, taken from current research journals. This course is taught on campus at MIT and with simultaneous video at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Starts : 2000-02-01
10 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Brain and Cognitive Sciences Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

The course includes survey and special topics designed for graduate students in the brain and cognitive sciences. It emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. It stresses mammalian behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other vertebrates and of invertebrates. It covers some applications of animal-behavior knowledge to neuropsychology and behavioral pharmacology.

Starts : 2004-09-01
9 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Biological Engineering Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This class analyzes complex biological processes from the molecular, cellular, extracellular, and organ levels of hierarchy. Emphasis is placed on the basic biochemical and biophysical principles that govern these processes. Examples of processes to be studied include chemotaxis, the fixation of nitrogen into organic biological molecules, growth factor and hormone mediated signaling cascades, and signaling cascades leading to cell death in response to DNA damage. In each case, the availability of a resource, or the presence of a stimulus, results in some biochemical pathways being turned on while others are turned off. The course examines the dynamic aspects of these processes and details how biochemical mechanistic themes impinge on molecular/cellular/tissue/organ-level functions. Chemical and quantitative views of the interplay of multiple pathways as biological networks are emphasized. Student work culminates in the preparation of a unique grant application in an area of biological networks.

Starts : 2005-09-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Engineering Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This course details the quantitative treatment of chemical processes in aquatic systems such as lakes, oceans, rivers, estuaries, groundwaters, and wastewaters. It includes a brief review of chemical thermodynamics that is followed by discussion of acid-base, precipitation-dissolution, coordination, and reduction-oxidation reactions. Emphasis is on equilibrium calculations as a tool for understanding the variables that govern the chemical composition of aquatic systems and the fate of inorganic pollutants.

This course is offered through The MIT/WHOI Joint Program. The MIT/WHOI Joint Program is one of the premier marine science graduate programs in the world. It draws on the complementary strengths and approaches of two great institutions: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

Starts : 2013-09-01
No votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This course provides a detailed overview of the chemical transformations that control the abundances of key trace species in the Earth's atmosphere. Emphasizes the effects of human activity on air quality and climate. Topics include photochemistry, kinetics, and thermodynamics important to the chemistry of the atmosphere; stratospheric ozone depletion; oxidation chemistry of the troposphere; photochemical smog; aerosol chemistry; and sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and other climate forcers.

Starts : 2006-02-01
13 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Chemical Engineering Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This course provides an introduction to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, including experience with computer codes. It is intended for undergraduates and first year graduate students.

Starts : 2006-02-01
12 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Chemical Engineering Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This course provides an introduction to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, including experience with computer codes. It is intended for undergraduates and first year graduate students.

Starts : 2009-09-01
12 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Biological Engineering Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This course covers the principles of materials science and cell biology underlying the design of medical implants, artificial organs, and matrices for tissue engineering. Methods for biomaterials surface characterization and analysis of protein adsorption on biomaterials. Molecular and cellular interactions with biomaterials are analyzed in terms of unit cell processes, such as matrix synthesis, degradation, and contraction. Mechanisms underlying wound healing and tissue remodeling following implantation in various organs. Tissue and organ regeneration. Design of implants and prostheses based on control of biomaterials-tissue interactions. Comparative analysis of intact, biodegradable, and bioreplaceable implants by reference to case studies. Criteria for restoration of physiological function for tissues and organs.

Starts : 2004-09-01
9 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Biological Engineering Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This subject deals primarily with kinetic and equilibrium mathematical models of biomolecular interactions, as well as the application of these quantitative analyses to biological problems across a wide range of levels of organization, from individual molecular interactions to populations of cells.

Starts : 2005-09-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Graduate Health Sciences and Technology MIT OpenCourseWare

An advanced course covering anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and computational studies of the central nervous system relevant to speech and hearing. Students learn primarily by discussions of scientific papers on topics of current interest. Recent topics include cell types and neural circuits in the auditory brainstem, organization and processing in the auditory cortex, auditory reflexes and descending systems, functional imaging of the human auditory system, quantitative methods for relating neural responses to behavior, speech motor control, cortical representation of language, and auditory learning in songbirds.

Starts : 2008-02-01
20 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Brain and Cognitive Sciences Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This course explores the major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology, including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell-type determination, axon guidance, neuronal cell biology, neurotrophin signaling and cell survival, synapse formation and neural plasticity. Material includes lectures and exams, and involves presentation and discussion of primary literature. It focuses on major concepts and recent advances in experimental neuroscience.

Starts : 2010-02-01
10 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Biology Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

The goal of this course is to teach both the fundamentals of nuclear cell biology as well as the methodological and experimental approaches upon which they are based. Lectures and class discussions will cover the background and fundamental findings in a particular area of nuclear cell biology. The assigned readings will provide concrete examples of the experimental approaches and logic used to establish these findings. Some examples of topics include genome and systems biology, transcription, and gene expression.

Starts : 2014-09-01
13 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Graduate Mechanical Engineering MIT OpenCourseWare

Mechanical forces play a decisive role during development of tissues and organs, during remodeling following injury as well as in normal function. A stress field influences cell function primarily through deformation of the extracellular matrix to which cells are attached. Deformed cells express different biosynthetic activity relative to undeformed cells. The unit cell process paradigm combined with topics in connective tissue mechanics form the basis for discussions of several topics from cell biology, physiology, and medicine.

Starts : 2000-02-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Brain and Cognitive Sciences Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

Life as an emergent property of networks of chemical reactions involving proteins and nucleic acids. Mathematical theories of metabolism, gene regulation, signal transduction, chemotaxis, excitability, motility, mitosis, development, and immunity. Applications to directed molecular evolution, DNA computing, and metabolic and genetic engineering.

Starts : 2005-09-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Graduate Health Sciences and Technology MIT OpenCourseWare

This course covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation, including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors.

Lecturers

Frederick W. Alt

Marcus Altfeld

Paul Anderson

Jon C. Aster

Hugh Auchincloss

Steven P. Balk

Samuel M. Behar

Richard S. Blumberg

Francisco Bonilla

Bobby Cherayil

Benjamin Davis

David Hafler

Nir Harcohen

Bruce Horwitz

David M. Lee

Andrew Lichtman

Diane Mathis

Richard Mitchell

Hidde Ploegh

Emmett Schmidt

Arlene Sharpe

Megan Sykes

Shannon Turley

Dale T. Umetsu

Ulrich von Andrian

Bruce Walker

Kai Wucherpfennig

Ramnik Xavier

Sarah Henrickson



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Starts : 2005-09-01
10 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Chemistry Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

5.451 is a half-semester introduction to natural product biosynthetic pathways. The course covers the assembly of complex polyketide, peptide, terpene and alkaloid structures. Discussion topics include chemical and biochemical strategies used to elucidate natural product pathways.

Starts : 2008-09-01
16 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Closed [?] Life Sciences Atmospheric Earth Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare Planetary Sciences

This course introduces students to climate studies, including beginnings of the solar system, time scales, and climate in human history. It is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students with different requirements.

Starts : 2005-02-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Biology Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

The course focuses on casting contemporary problems in systems biology and functional genomics in computational terms and providing appropriate tools and methods to solve them. Topics include genome structure and function, transcriptional regulation, and stem cell biology in particular; measurement technologies such as microarrays (expression, protein-DNA interactions, chromatin structure); statistical data analysis, predictive and causal inference, and experiment design. The emphasis is on coupling problem structures (biological questions) with appropriate computational approaches.

Starts : 2002-09-01
13 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Computer Sciences Graduate Health Sciences and Technology MIT OpenCourseWare

This course introduces abstraction as an important mechanism for problem decomposition and solution formulation in the biomedical domain, and examines computer representation, storage, retrieval, and manipulation of biomedical data. As part of the course, we will briefly examine the effect of programming paradigm choice on problem-solving approaches, and introduce data structures and algorithms. We will also examine knowledge representation schemes for capturing biomedical domain complexity and principles of data modeling for efficient storage and retrieval. The final project involves building a medical information system that encompasses the different concepts taught in the course.

Computer science basics covered in the first part of the course are integral to understanding topics covered in the latter part, and for completing the assigned homework.

Starts : 2012-02-01
7 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Brain and Cognitive Sciences Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare

This course uses neuroscience methods to study the cognitive development of human infants and children. Case studies draw from research on face recognition, language, executive function, representations of objects, number and theory of mind.