First Year Curriculum 2017-07-28T13:30:15+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 PhD. research project.

   Rotation Schedule for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

                                  I       Mon. Oct. 10, 2016 – Fri. Dec. 6, 2016

II       Mon. Jan. 9, 2017 – Fri. March 3, 2017

III       Mon. March 6, 2017 – Fri. May 5, 2017

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

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

CRN 14200

Molecular Biology – GCLS 502 (3 credits)
Course Director:  M. Frolov

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

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CRN 14202

Cell Biology – GCLS 503 (3 credits)
Course Director: R. Minshall

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

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CRN 14283

Also Required

Research Methods I – GCLS 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

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

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

16 Lectures

Module III – Biostatistics  (1 credit)

Coordinator: Karl Volz

Time: TR, 1:30 – 2:30 pm  (see schedule on Blackboard)

14 Lectures

 

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

Course Director: J. O’Bryan

CRN 21563

 

Semester II – Spring:

Core Courses (2 required)

Integrative Biology: Development, Cancer, Immunology – GCLS 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 – GCLS 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 – GCLS 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 – GCLS 515 (3 credits)
Course Director: John O’Bryan

MW, 2:30 – 4:00 PM; CoMRB 4175

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CRN 21899

Translational and Applied Physiology – PHYB 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 – GCLS 505 (1 – 3 credits)
Course Director: K. Volz

CRN – 21896

MBRB auditorium (rm. 1017)

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Module IV – Bio-Imagining Techniques 1 credit)

Coordinator: Richard Minshall

Time: TR, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

19 Lectures

Module V – Protein Separation Techniques (1 credit)

Coordinator:  YK. Ho

Time: TR, 2:45 – 3:45 pm

17 Lectures

Module VI – Immunological Methods (1 credit)

Coordinator: David Ucker

Time: TR, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

11 Lectures

Module VII – Essential Technologies and Approach in Translation Research  (1 credit)

Coordinator: Larry Tobacman

T, 9:30am -11:20am  (see schedule on Blackboard)

14 Lectures

 

GEMS Research Rotation – GCLS 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