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Practical Histopathology

PATH 234/ BIOM 238/ MED 234/ BGGN 234
Practical Histopathology and Mouse Models of Human Disease

Course Information

Offered: Spring Quarter (note: quarter offered varies and course is not offered every year)
Units: 2
Course Description: This course is designed to train those who need to analyze mouse models of human disease that are an essential part of their research. Sessions will include hematology, chemistry, histology, and immunohistochemistry methods used in the phenotyping assays. Lecture topics include technical information, protocols, and various phenotyping methods for the analysis of genetically altered mice versus littermate controls. Identification of the different tissues and cell types in the body and the ability to detect abnormalities is the goal, thus enabling the optimal phenotypic analysis of genetically altered mice. Prerequisites: Standard undergraduate biology courses.

Upcoming Course

Next class offering: TBD
Director: Nissi Varki
Schedule: TBD
Location: TBD
First day: TBD

Classes have been canceled for Spring 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More course information.

Course Materials

Course materials are available to download for self-study:


Tracy Gilstrap
Education Coordinator
(858) 822-1378