Required Courses

 

1. 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

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

3. 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)

4. BBSP 710Biostatistics

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

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

6. 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