Required Courses

PHCO 701—Introduction to Molecular Pharmacology.
A one semester course on general principles of pharmacology

PHCO 702—Principles of Pharmacology and Physiology.
A one semester course that focuses on advanced pharmacological and physiological principles of drug action. (Not required for MSTP students)

BBSP 610Statistics for Lab Scientists

PHCO 730—Recent Advances in Pharmacology. 
A presentation-based course geared towards techniques and critical evaluation of the literature.

PHCO 732Grant Writing Workshop.
A 4-week course designed to help students develop their grant writing skills and prepare for their qualifying exams.

EITHER
PHCO 740-745--Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling 
Multiple modules covering kinases and phosphorylation, receptors and G protein signaling, cell cycle control, signaling networks, and stem cells and development.  A minimum of 2 modules is required.
OR
NBIO 722/723--Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology. 
A two semester interdisciplinary course that incorporates principles of pharmacology

AND

Electives—2 electives required.
Any graduate-level elective courses in any discipline or scientific area will satisfy this requirement. Examples offered  by faculty in the Pharmacology department include courses focused on Signal Transduction, Drug Discovery, Small GTPases, Bioinformatics and Protein Kinases