Ph.D. Brandeis 1985; B.A. Johns Hopkins 1979
This course covers chemical, biochemical and to some extent biological aspects of toxicology, the science of poisons. Emphasis changes during the semester from the bigger picture of various organs that are frequent targets of toxins and why this is so, to very molecular aspects of classes of toxins. The text is heavily supplemented by readings in the primary literature, with which students become very familiar as the semster progress. In spite of what the catalogue says, the only pre-requisite is completion of CHEM 352, it is suggested with a B or better.