GMS6647 – Transcriptional and Translational Control of Cell Growth and Proliferation

Syllabus: GMS 6647 schedule Fall 2022-v3

Course Director

Daiqing Liao, PhD
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
2033 Mowry Rd; CGRC 456
Phone: (352) 273-8188

Course Format

The course covers latest development in our understanding of the mechanisms that regulate gene expression at the transcriptional and translational levels. Phenotypic impact of gene regulation at the molecular and epigenetic levels on cell growth especially in relation to cancer and other diseases is emphasized. Each lecture consists of a lecture (30 to 45 min) by an instructor, followed by a presentation and/or group discussion of a specific publication assigned by the instructor (45 to 60 min).


Grades will be based on attendance and paper discussion – A selected published paper will be discussed in the class. Paper discussion will cover background and rationale for the study, the data that support the author’s point of view and the major conclusions of the paper. Discussions may also include weaknesses and points for improvement for the publication. Students are expected to attend all lectures and participate in paper discussion.


No specific textbook is assigned. Journal articles or handouts will be distributed.