PCOL 550: Pharmacology and Biology of the Lung
Ion channels are related not only to action potentials and synaptic potentials in the nervous The overall goal of this course is to provide students a comprehensive overview of lung biology and function, the effect of impaired lung functions in inducing several pathologies and current therapeutic regimes. This course will cover topics in lung biology and physiology; e.g. lung structure and development, surfactant, lung volumes, lung cells, oxidant and NO signaling, and lung angiogenesis and will also describe the importance of impaired lung function in inducing lung diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, edema, ARDS, cancer and TB. Lectures will also provide a description of current therapeutics for treating lung diseases which include gene and cell-based therapies.
Offered: Every Fall
Course directors: Dolly Mehta, PhD, Ruxana Sadikot, MD
*This course is required for fellows of the Lung Biology and Pathobiology Training Program.