Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2019

     

BIOE 522 001 (CRN: 21322)

GENE THERAPY

Long Title: GENE THERAPY
Department: Bioengineering
Instructor: Suh, Junghae
Meeting: 2:30PM - 3:45PM TR BRC 286 (7-JAN-2019 - 19-APR-2019) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Section Max Enrollment: 49
Section Enrolled: 5
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 49
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 8
Enrollment data as of: 29-NOV-2020 8:26AM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: Gene therapy suffered from major clinical setbacks in the late 1990’s, putting the entire field of genetic medicine at a standstill. However, through perseverance and strategic re-thinking of how viruses and cells could be used as therapeutics, the field is currently experiencing a biotechnological revolution. In December of 2017, a virus-based gene therapy drug was approved by the FDA, making it the first of its kind for the treatment of an inherited disease. This landmark achievement is just the beginning of a new era of human therapeutics. This class will discuss the gene therapy field – where it was and where it is now. Clinically important vectors currently under human testing, and opportunities for the next generation of improved gene delivery vectors will be presented. The biological and physiological barriers to efficient gene delivery will be investigated in order to spur new ideas for improving vector efficiency and specificity. Cross-list: BIOE 422. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for BIOE 522 if student has credit for BIOE 422.