BIOL 4732 Biology of Aging 3/0/3

Prerequisite: ( BIOL 2107 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 2107L with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 2108 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 2108L with a minimum grade of C and CHEM 1211K or ( CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L ) and CHEM 1212K or ( CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L ) ) or ( BIOL 1107 and BIOL 1107L and BIOL 1108 and BIOL 1108L and CHEM 1211K or ( CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L ) and CHEM 1212K or ( CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L ) )

Since the beginning of time , the fear of aging has preoccupied mankind. Only recently we are gaining insights into important clues about biological process of aging. In this course we will focus on some of the ideas about aging put forward by early alchemists to modern molecular biologists. Biological principles behind anti-aging, aging intervention agents, and life-style options will be discussed.