Course Information

FALL COURSES

MODERN CONCEPTS IN CELL BIOLOGY (CBPH 850/Fall) (4 credits). Literature based discussion course on experimental approaches in Cell Biology.  Emphasis is on small group discussion and dissection of primary literature including methods, scientific logic, and critical thinking.  Each session typically includes both a discussion of key background by a faculty member and student led discussions of selected papers from the primary literature.  The course includes blocks on technologies and tools utilized to understand Cell Signaling, Cell Differentiation, Cell Cycle/Cell Death, Cytoskeleton/Motility, and Adhesion.  To facilitate discussion, the course has a prerequisite of undergraduate cell biology or biochemistry and a maximum of 12 students.  Interested students should contact the course director, Richard Cheney,  prior to registering.  T Th 3:00-5:00 pm. 6201 MBRB Paper Discussions

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EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE (CBPH 852 Fall) (4 credits). Students will learn the principles of cell, organ and systems physiology and pathophysiology required to identify and understand important areas of current biomedical research. Companion course to CBPH 852. Both courses will cover  a variety of physiological systems (cardiovascular, neuro, respiratory, etc), and will emphasize examples of specific diseases (channelopathies, schizophrenia, hypertension, diabetes, etc) and current research opportunities. CBPH 853 will include many examples of approaches that utilize human samples or human genomics , while CBPH 852 (offered in the fall) will focus mainly on non-human model systems (cultured cells, mice, zebrafish, drosophila, etc).  In addition to lectures and ample time for in-class discussions, both courses will have a strong emphasis on the current research literature and will include journal-club discussion of assigned papers.  Interested students should contact the course director, Robert Tarran, prior to registering. MWF 9:00-10:30AM, 7002 Marsico Hall,  Lecture Course/Paper Discussions

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Spring Courses

MODERN CONCEPTS IN CELL BIOLOGY II (CBPH 851/Spring) (4). Literature based discussion course on experimental approaches in Cell Biology.  Emphasis is on small group discussion and dissection of primary literature including methods, scientific logic, and critical thinking.  Each session typically includes both a discussion of key background by a faculty member and student led discussions of selected papers from the primary literature.  The course includes blocks on Cell Signaling, Cell Differentiation, Cell Cycle/Cell Death, Cytoskeleton/Motility, and Adhesion.  Course director, Scott Hammond. T Th 3:00-5:00 pm. 6201 MBRB Paper Discussions.  

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EXPERIMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE (CBPH 853/Spring) (4). Students will learn the principles of cell, organ and systems physiology and pathophysiology required to identify and understand important areas of current biomedical research. Companion course to CBPH 852. Both courses will cover  a variety of physiological systems (cardiovascular, neuro, respiratory, etc), and will emphasize examples of specific diseases (channelopathies, schizophrenia, hypertension, diabetes, etc) and current research opportunities. CBPH 853 will include many examples of approaches that utilize human samples or human genomics , while CBPH 852 (offered in the fall) will focus mainly on non-human model systems (cultured cells, mice, zebrafish, drosophila, etc).  In addition to lectures and ample time for in-class discussions, both courses will have a strong emphasis on the current research literature and will include journal-club discussion of assigned papers. Otey, staff. MWF 9:00-10:30AM, 7002 Marsico Hall Lecture Course/Paper Discussions

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