The role of genetics in evolution, medicine, behavior, plant and animal breeding and technology; its impact on today’s society. Pre: one semester of biological science at college level or consent. Not a BIOL major elective. (Cross-listed as BIOL 340)
Directed reading and research in genetics. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: 351 or 411.
First-year elective course in which medical students may take an in-depth study of genetics. Repeatable six times. Pre: first-year medical student or consent.
Prepare medical students to identify and resolve ethical dilemmas in medical career and biomedical research, and to maintain integrity and professionalism in accordance with relevant ethical principles, policies, and laws. Repeatable one time. MD majors only. CR/NC only.
Research elective for medical students. MD majors only. CR/NC only. Pre: MDED 551 and consent.
Genetic changes involved in the processes of adaptation and in species formation. Pre: 411. Recommended: population and/or quantitative genetics.
An interdisciplinary overview of the central nervous system, drawn from current knowledge and research on vertebrate and invertebrate neurobiology. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.
Writing intensive asynchronous computer-based course examines biological processes and challenges relevant to the public health professional. Topics include anatomical, pathophysiological, and molecular bases of public health; genetics, immunology, ethics; disease prevention, control, and management. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as PH 610)
Presentation and discussion of research topics in biomedical science. Repeatable nine times. CR/NC only. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as REPR 611)
Molecular approaches to cell structure and function emphasizing cells in multi-cellular plants and animals. Pre: BIOL 402 or MBBE 402; and BIOC 441, BIOL 408, and graduate standing; or consent. Recommended: CHEM 351.
Molecular approaches to cell structure and function emphasizing cells in multi-cellular plants and animals. Pre: 621, BIOC 441, and BIOL 408; and either BIOL 402 or MBBE 402; or consent.
Advanced treatment of frontiers in genetics. Pre: graduate standing in genetics or consent.
Topics include responsible data management, recording, reporting, misconduct and scientific fraud, conflicts of interest, critical use of animals and human issues and subjects in research, genetic screening, stem cell and gene therapy and patenting. (Cross-listed as BIOM 641)
Individualized research project in three laboratories of CMB faculty with a written report on each project. Faculty laboratories will be selected by consultation with student’s graduate committee and individual faculty. Repeatable two times. Pre: 621 (or concurrent), 622 (or concurrent); or consent.
Physiology and pharmacology of central and peripheral nervous systems, focusing on synaptic chemistry and signaling. A-F only. Pre: 606, or consent from the course director. (Cross-listed as PHRM 640)
Lecture and example-based introduction to the critical biostatistics skills commonly required of the bench life scientist. Technical literacy and basic practical application are the goals. Problem sets will be scored. A-F only. (Spring only)
Modern biomolecular and genomic concepts are explored through brief guided hands-on web-based bioinformatic projects using public domain resources. Understanding key concepts and algorithms, technical literacy, and operational confidence are goals. Programming skill development is student-optional. A-F only. (Fall only)
Mathematical, observational, experimental results on effects of mutation, selection, and systems of mating on distribution of genes. Analysis of non-experimental populations. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 650)
Aims to improve the skills of graduate students in Biomedical Sciences in literature search, analysis, and management, as well as in scientific writing and other forms of scientific communication. Graduate students only or consent. A-F only. (Fall only)
Research and topical literature reports in genetics. May be repeated. (B) molecular genetics; (C) molecular biology of cancer; (D) human genetics; (E) cytogenetics; (F) evolutionary genetics; (G) molecular biology of the cell; (H) drosophila genetics; (I) population/statistical genetics; (J) developmental genetics; (K) insect molecular biology; (M) genetics and molecular biology of fungi. Repeatable unlimited times for (G). Pre: graduate standing in genetics or consent.
(1 2-hr Lec) Presentation and discussion of hypothesis-driven research and grant writing. Topics include the process of proposal, submission, and review. Course work includes writing, critiquing, and revising a proposal. Graduate students only. Repeatable two times. CR/ NC only. Pre: recommended 626 and consent.
Laboratory training in procedures used in diagnosis of genetic diseases, cytogenetics, immunogenetics, and dermatoglyphics. Repeatable three times. Pre: graduate standing in genetics or consent.
Continuation of 671.
Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: graduate standing and consent.
Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: acceptance of thesis topic.
Advanced topics in neuroscience, from basic neurobiology to clinical neurology and psychiatry. Emphasis on current investigations at the cellular or molecular level. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.
Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: acceptance of dissertation topic.