Spring 2019

Please email arnoldn@email.unc.edu 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 728: Neuropharmacology of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

(3 cr. hr)
Tuesdays @ 9:00 – 11:00 am
4074 Bondurant Hall
Course Director: Dr. Joyce Besher

PHCO 730 – Seminar in Recent Advances in Pharmacology*

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

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.

Module 1 – PHCO 740 Phosphorylation Control – Jan 8-Feb 7 

(1 cr hr)
T/TH •  2:00-3:30 pm
4007 Genetic Medicine Bldg
Course Director: Dr. Lee Graves

Module 2 – PHCO 741 GTPases  – Feb 12-Mar 21 (spring break March 8-18)

(1 cr hr)
W/F @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
6004 Marsico Hall  (2 classes only) and 2004 Marsico Hall normally
Course Director: Dr. Adrienne Cox

Module 3 – PHCO 742 Cell Cycle Control – Mar 26-Apr 25

(1 cr. hr)
W/F 10.30 am – 12:00 pm
6004 Marsico Hall
Course Directors: Drs. Mike Emanuele and Jean Cook

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. (March 19-April 30). Module Lab Course.


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

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