Class Schedules Spring 2017

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PHCO 702 - Principles of Pharmacology & Physiology

Permission of the instructor required. Introduces the major areas of pharmacology and physiology and serves as a basis for most advanced courses in Pharmacology.  Three lecture hours a week. Lecture Course

(3 cr hr) Section 001
M/W/F  •  9:05 - 9:55 am
4007 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Terry Kenakin, Course Director
Course Outline

PHCO 707 - Advanced Toxicology

Prerequisite, PHCO 702. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Cellular and physiological basis of toxicity of environmental chemicals, with emphasis on inhalation toxicology, developmental toxicology, immunotoxicology, radiation toxicology, renal toxicology, and neurotoxicology. Three lecture hours per week. 

(1 cr hr)
M/W/F  •  1:25 - 2:15 pm
School of Public Health MG 1304
James Swenberg
Course Outline

PHCO 737 - Target-based Drug Discovery for Cancer Treatment

A lecture/discussion course that emphasizes preclinical and clinical studies for the development of anti-cancer drugs that target signal transduction. Topics include: target identification and validation, drug discovery, the process of government approval for clinical trials, design of clinical trials, and new genetic-based technologies to foster drug development. 

(2 cr hr)
F •  10:10 - 11:50 am 
4095 Genetic Medicine Bldg
Adrienne Cox and Channing Der
Course Outline

PHCO 740-745 Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling.

Prerequisites, students are expected to have had undergraduate courses in biochemistry and cell & molecular biology or to have acquired knowledge in those fields. Permission required of each module leader. Each module is taught in 5-week blocks and will investigate principles and mechanisms of signal transduction and cell proliferation control with an emphasis on in-depth discussion of current literature and unanswered questions in the field. Modules are team-taught as a combination of lectures and discussions with major themes repeating no less frequently than alternate years (740-742 typically taught consecutively in odd-numbered years, and 743-745 in even-numbered years). Themes include protein kinases, GTPases, cell cycle control, signaling specificity and feedback (networks), tumor suppressors and oncogenes, signaling in development and stem cell biology, and intercellular signaling in development and disease.

Spring 2017 Offerings:

PHCO 740 - Phosphorylation Control

(1 cr hr) Module 1
T/TH •  2:00 - 3:00 pm - (January 11 - February 9)
4095 Genetic Medicine Bldg
Lee Graves
Course Outline

PHCO 741 - G Proteins

(1 cr hr) Module 2
T/TH •  9:00 am - 10:30 am - (February 14 - March 23)
4095 Genetic Medicine Bldg
Adrienne Cox
Course Outline

PHCO 742 - Cell Cycle Control

(1 cr hr) Module 3
T/TH •  9:00 - 10:30 am - (March 28 - April 27)
4007 Genetic Medicine Bldg
Michael Emanuele and Jean Cook
Course Outline

PHCO 745 - NEW! Intercellular Signaling in Development & Disease.

(1 cr hr) Module 6
T/TH •  2:00 - 3:00 pm - (March 28 - April 27)
4095 Genetic Medicine Bldg
Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta
Course Outline

PHCO 749 - Practical RNA-SEQ

This module is designed to familiarize students with everything needed to run an RNA-Seq experiment, including the concepts behind experimental design, how to prepare samples, running them on a NextSeq 500, and analyzing data. There will be minimal emphasis on theory and heavy focus on practical aspects. There are no formal prerequisites required for this course and no prior experience with UNIX or the command line interface is expected. Registration is by Mauro Calabrese consent, and before registering, students need to send Mauro Calabrese a 250 word essay about why they will be using RNA-seq. (March 24-April 23). Module Lab Course. 

(2 cr hr)
M/W/F •  1:30 - 3:30 pm - (March 20 - April 26)
Health Science Library Biogen Idec Room 307
Mauro Calabrese, Hemant Kelkar, Joel Parker
Course Outline


***Email to register for all PHCO courses.   Meeting times may change to accommodate schedules.  Tuesdays, PHCO Dept Seminars, 4 p.m

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