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Distance Learning Class

Pathobiology of the Mouse, Tier II A: Mouse as a Model for Mammary Gland Cancer

There are thousands of strains of genetically engineered mice (GEM) being used as models of human breast cancer. Many new research scientists are just beginning their careers in cancer research using GEM models. The objective of this course is to provide a solid foundation in history of research on the topic, anatomy and physiology of the developing and mature murine mammary gland, techniques for using the mouse as a model, neoplastic progression with an emphasis on the mammary gland, how to choose the appropriate GEM model for your research interests, how to examine a neoplastic stained section and what are the prototypic phenotypes of four commonly used GEM models.


Robert Cardiff, M.D., Ph.D., is a distinguished professor, emeritus, of pathology at the UC Davis School of Medicine, a founding member of the Center for Comparative Medicine and director of the Center for Genomic Pathology. He leads a 45-member faculty composed of internationally known experts in mouse pathobiology with membership in the Comparative Pathologists in Translational Medicine from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and Society for Toxicological Pathology.


Enroll now through October 6 and complete by January 16. Passwords issued October 6.

Technical requirements:

A stable Internet connection and a current email account. Speakers or headphones to hear audio presentation and the ability to view PDF documents and Flash-based presentations. More info.



Special Discounts:

10% discount for organizations enrolling three or more people at the same time in the same course. All registrations must be submitted at the same time and fees paid with one check, credit card or purchase order.


4 quarter units academic credit, X420.30