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Spring 2020

Please email to register for all PHCO courses.

PHCO 702 – Principles of Pharmacology and Physiology*

(3 cr. hr)
M/W/F @ 9:05 – 9:55 am (Full semester course)
4007 Genetic Medicine Building
Course Director: Dr. Terry Kenakin
Course Outline

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

PHCO 730 – Seminar in Recent Advances in Pharmacology*

(1 cr. hr)
Thursday  @  10:00 – 11:45 am
4007 Genetic Medicine Building
Course Instructor: Dr. John Sondek
Course Outline

This course has been designed to help cultivate a variety of essential skills required to become successful in your scientific career. It is in part a journal club and a writing class. It is designed to provide preparation for the doctoral oral exam. This preparation includes learning to evaluate research designs and pharmacology literature.

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.

PHCO 740 Phosphorylation Control – March 31-April 28

(1 cr hr)
T/TH @ 2:00pm-3:30pm
Location: TBA
Course Director: Dr. Lee Graves
Course Outline

PHCO 741 GTPases  – Feb 12-Mar 21 (spring break March 8-18)

(1 cr hr)
T/Th @ 10:30 AM-11:50 AM
Location: TBA
Course Director: Dr. Adrienne Cox

PHCO 744 Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine – February 11-April 28

(2 cr. hr)
T/Th @ 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
3007 Genetic Medicine Building
Dr. Steve Crews
Course Outline

PHCO 745 – Intercellular Signaling in Development & Disease – January 7-February 6

(1 cr hr)
T/Th @ 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
3007 Genetic Medicine Building
Dr. Yulya Pylayeva-Gupta
Course Outline

The focus of this graduate-level course is on intercellular signaling as they relate to cellular/physiological responses in both normal development and disease. The course format will combine lectures and in-class discussion of assigned readings, with particular emphasis on state-of-the art research methods to study cell signaling between cells. This class is part of the “Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling” course modules. Students are expected to have prior knowledge of genetics, cell biology and molecular biology.

PHCO 749 – Practical RNA-SEQ – (March 18 – April 26)

(2 cr hr)
M/W/F 1:30 – 3:00pm
Health Science Library, Biogen Idec Room 307
Drs. Mauro Calabrese, Hemant Kelkar, Joel Parker
Course Outline

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. Module Lab Course.


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