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G-Protein Coupled Receptors: Vision and Disease, Spring 2007
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How do we communicate with the outside world? How are our senses of vision, smell, taste and pain controlled at the cellular and molecular levels? What causes medical conditions like allergies, hypertension, depression, obesity and various central nervous system disorders? G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) provide a major part of the answer to all of these questions. GPCRs constitute the largest family of cell-surface receptors and in humans are encoded by more than 1,000 genes. GPCRs convert extracellular messages into intracellular responses and are involved in essentially all physiological processes. GPCR dysfunction results in numerous human disorders, and over 50% of all prescription drugs on the market today directly or indirectly target GPCRs.In this course, we will discuss GPCR signal transduction pathways, GPCR oligomerization and the diseases caused by GPCR dysfunction. We will study the structure and function of rhodopsin, a dim-light photoreceptor and a well-studied GPCR that converts light into electric impulses sent to the brain and leads to vision. We will also discuss how mutations in rhodopsin cause retinal degeneration and congenital night blindness. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kota, Parvathi
Date Added:
01/01/2007
Job Interview Basics-Observe, Discuss, Create
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Learners will observe and discuss two similar interview scenarios. Using information from classroom discussion and input from a professional recruiter, learners will create their own unique response to the difficult prompt, Tell me about yourself.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Janet Lee
Date Added:
04/27/2016
Job Interview Basics-Observe, Discuss, Create - Remix
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Learners will observe and discuss two similar interview scenarios. Using information from classroom discussion and input from a professional recruiter, learners will create their own unique response to the difficult prompt, Tell me about yourself.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Jennifer Maddrell
Date Added:
02/27/2017
Job Interview Basics-Observe, Discuss, Create - Remix
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Learners will observe and discuss two similar interview scenarios. Janet Lee added videos by Ray, who provided additional commentary for viewers to consider as they review the original videos. Using information from classroom discussion and input from a professional recruiter, learners will create their own unique response to the difficult prompt, "Tell me about yourself." In addition, this lesson will incorporate elements of Carrie Miller's "Describing Yourself to a Potential Employer". These two lessons work synergistically together to provide practice and feedback for ABE clients

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Peggy Lumpkin
Date Added:
05/01/2017
Job Interview Basics-Observe, Discuss, Create mobile learning - Remix
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Learners will observe and discuss two similar interview scenarios. Using information from classroom discussion and input from a professional recruiter, learners will create their own unique response to the difficult prompt, Tell me about yourself.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Geng Niu
Date Added:
07/28/2017