Class Schedules Spring 2016

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. 

(3 cr hr) Section 001
M/W/F  •  9:05 - 9:55 am
4007 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Terry Kenakin
Course Outline
*To register, please email   or call 966-1153  

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  •  9:05 - 9:55 am
TBD
James Swenberg
Course Outline
*To register, please email  or call 966-1153  

PHCO 736 - Protein Kinases as Targets for Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors*

A seminar/discussion course to evaluate the use of small molecule inhibitors of protein kinases from a structural and signal transduction perspective.

(2 cr hr)
T/Th•  2:00 - 3:30 pm 
4007 Genetic Medicine Bldg
Lee Graves
Course Outline
*To register, please email  or call 966-1153  

PHCO 740-745 CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN CELL SIGNALING (1). 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 in alternate 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, etc.

PHCO 742 - Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling - Cell Cycle*

(1 cr hr)
TBD - (January 12 - February 11)
TBD
Jean Cook / Mike Emanule
Course Outline
*To register, please email  or call 919-843-9737

PHCO 743 - Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling - Signaling Networks*

(1 cr hr)
T/TH •  11:00 am - 12:20 pm - (February 16 - March 24)
Location: TBA
Tim Elston / Beverly Errede
Course Outline
*To register, please email  or call 919-843-9737

PHCO 744 - Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling - Stem Cells and Development*

(1 cr hr)
TBD •  TBD - (March 29 - April 28)
TBD
Steve Crews
Course Outline
*To register, please email  or call 919-843-9737

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. Mauro Calabrese, Hemant Kelkar, Joel Parker (March 24-April 23). Module Lab Course. 

(2 cr hr)
M/W/F •  1:30 - 3:30 pm - (March 21 - April 29)
Biogen Idec Classroom in the Health Science Library Room HSL 307
Mauro Calabrese
Course Outline
*To register, please email  or call 966-1153 


***Meeting times may change to accommodate schedules.

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