Curriculum 2017-07-28T13:28:13+00:00

Curriculum: First Year Curriculum:

Coursework:

In the first year of the GEMS program, students will take a core curriculum that will provide them with a strong base in the fundamentals of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology and integrated physiology. In the second semester, students will be able to pursue their own interests and choose from among several core courses that span a variety of advanced topics. In the first year students will also have the opportunity to take four methods modules of their choice. In addition, students must take GC 401(CRN- 12214) – Scientific Integrity and Responsible Research early in their graduate school career. Some students will also have to take GC 470 (CRN- 12215 ) – Essentials for Animal Research if their research involves animals.

 

Research Rotations:

An integral part of the new interdepartmental graduate program in the College of Medicine, GEMS, is the student research experience. As part of the new program we have students do 3 research rotations in the various academic departments associated with the GEMS program. These rotations not only provide students with valuable hands-on laboratory experience, but also allow them to make an informed decision about which laboratory to join for their Ph.D. research project.

Rotation Schedule for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

  • Mon. Oct. 9, 2017 – Fri. Dec. 1, 2017

 

  • Tues. Jan. 16, 2018 – Fri. March 2, 2018

 

  • Mon. March 5, 2018 – Fri. May 4, 2018

 

 

Additional Experiences:

While participating in research rotations, first year students attend journal clubs and research seminars in the department where they are doing their rotation.

Semester I – Fall:

 

Core Courses (3 required)

Physiology  – GEMS 500 (3 credits)
Course Director:  S. Popov

TR, 9:00 AM – 10:25 AM; CoMRB 1020

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CRN (course reference number) 26987

Biochemistry – GEMS 501 (3 credits)
Course Director:  M. Simonovic

MWF, 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM; MBRB auditorium (rm. 1017)

CRN 14200

Molecular Biology – GEMS 502 (3 credits)
Course Directors: M. Frolov

TR, 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM; CoMRB 1020

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CRN 14202

Cell Biology – GEMS 503 (3 credits)
Course Directors: R. Minshall

MWF, 9:30 AM- 10:20; MBRB auditorium (rm. 1017)

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CRN 14283

Also Required

Research Methods I – GEMS 504 (1 – 2 credits)
Course Director: K. Volz

MBRB auditorium (rm. 1017)

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CRN 14284

 

Module I – Spectroscopic and Structural Biology Methods (1 credit)
Coordinator: Bernie Santarsiero and Mike Caffery
Time: TR, 1:30 – 2:30 pm and 2:45 – 3:45 pm (see schedule on Blackboard)
19 Lectures
Module II – Welcome to Omics (1 credit)

Coordinator: Stefan Green and Larry Helseth

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30 pm

16 Lectures

Module III – Biostatistics (1 credit)
Coordinator: Karl Volz
Time TR, 1:30pm – 2:30pm (see schedule on Blackboard)
14 Lectures

 

GEMS Research Rotation – GEMS 506 (2 credits, one rotation)

Course Director: J. O’Bryan

CRN 21563

 

Semester II – Spring:

Core Courses (2 required)

Integrative Biology: Development, Cancer, Immunology – GEMS 510 (3 credits)

Course Directors: D. Ucker, A. Tyner, and P. Raychaudhuri

MW, 10:00 – 11:30 AM; CoMRB auditorium (rm. 1020)

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CRN  21897

 

Molecular Genetics – GEMS 511 (3 credits)
Course Directors: A. Katzen, N. Freitag

TR, 9:30 – 11:00 AM; MBRB auditorium (rm. 1017)

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CRN  21898

Pathobiology of Cancer – GEMS 512 (Same as PATH 511) (3 credits)
Course Director: M. Bosland

F, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM; Location TBA

CRN 38566

 

Receptor Pharmacology and Cell Signaling – GEMS 515 (3 credits)
Course Director: J. O’Bryan

MW, 2:30 – 4:00 PM; CoMRB 4175

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CRN 21899

Translational and Applied Physiology – GEMS 552 (3 credits)

Course Director: J. Kennedy

TR, 9:30 – 11:00 AM; CoMRB 2175

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CRN 21309

 

Structure of Biopolymers – BCMG 513 (3 credits)
Course Directors:  M. Caffrey, V. Gaponenko, A. Lavie and K. Volz

MWF, 8:30 – 9:30 AM; MBRB 1009

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CRN 21989

 

Also Required

Research Methods II – GEMS 505 (1 – 3 credits)
Course Director: K. Volz

CRN – 21896

MBRB auditorium (rm. 1017)

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Module IV – Bio-Imaging Techniques (1 credit)

Coordinator: Richard Minshall

Time: TR, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

19 Lectures

Module V – Biochemical Analyses (2 credits)

Coordinator:  YK. Ho

Time: TR, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

17 Lectures

Module VI – Immunological Methods (1 credit)

Coordinator: David Ucker

Time: TR, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

11 Lectures (1st class March 10th)

Module VII – Essential Technologies and Approach in Translation Research  (2 credits)
Coordinator: Larry Tobacman
Time: T, 9:30am – 11:20am
14 Lectures

GEMS Research Rotation – GEMS 506 (4 – 5 credits, two rotations)

Course Director: J. O’Bryan
Please note that an additional lab rotation can be taken in the summer after the first year.

CRN 22074

Scientific Integrity and Responsible Research – GC 401 (0 credit)

Course Director: J Art

CRN 12214