Additional Courses 2017-09-07T16:18:00+00:00

Additional Courses


Cell Physiology – 27966 – PHYB 586

3 Credit hours COMRB room 2175
Course Director: Dr. Justin O’Donnell; ; 413-8276

M 1:00 – 2:30 PM , F  1:00 – 2:30 PM

CoMRB, room 1115
COURSE DESCRIPTION:    Selected topics in cellular physiology with an
emphasis on the collective scientific & experimental progress leading to
current concepts.  Students are expected to have a fundamental background
in cell physiology.  In PHYB 586, the Instructors (11 invited faculty)
will select a topic and describe how our understanding has evolved
recently as a result of a variety of studies, hypotheses, and experimental
approaches.  The course is largely literature based.  The students will
gain experience communicating the concepts of the literature through two
oral presentations and weekly essays.

PREREQUISITES:        Students are required to have completed two of the
following three    courses; Biochemistry GEMS 501,  Molecular Biology GEMS
502, and/or Cell Biology GEMS 503.  Students should check with the course
coordinator to qualify equivalent course work.

Biology and Pharmacology of the Lung – 28191 – PCOL 550

2 Credit hours

Course Directors: Dr. Dolly Mehta,, 355-0236; Dr. Ruxana Sadikot,, 996-8039

T 2:00 – 4:00 PM

CoMRB, room 4175

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course will cover topics in biology and pharmacology of lung; e.g., lung structure and development, surfactant, lung volumes, lung cells, oxidant and NO signaling, lung genomics, and lung angiogenesis.  The course will also describe the importance of impaired lung function in inducing lung diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, edema, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, cancer and TB.  Lectures will be taught by basic and physician scientists.  Physician scientist will provide case-related descriptions of the diseases.  Current therapeutics for treating lung diseases including gene and cell-based therapies will also be discussed.  The students will have the opportunity to interact with physician scientists and therefore will learn about translationing basic lung biology to the clinical setting.

PREREQUISITES: Credit for or concurrent registration in GEMS 501 and 503, or consent of the instructor.
Stem Cells – 26754 – PHYB 530
2 Credit hours:  Moss Auditorium, Room 1020 CoMRB, 909 S Wolcott
Course Director: Brenda Russell
M  3:30 to 5:30 PM.
CoMRB auditorium Room 1020 (909 S Wolcott Ave)

Syllabus:  Discussion of stem cell development into different cell types that may offer a renewable source of replacement cells to treat diseases, conditions, and disabilities. Cells from adult tissue, fetal tissue, and embryonic sources are discussed. This course aims to provide background material and current research in this rapidly moving field.

Recommended background: Knowledge of cell biology.

Advanced Oral Sciences II – 27842 – OSci 581

2 credit hours

Special Topics in Oral Sciences – 27273 – OSci 594

1 – 4 credit hours

Course Director: Xianghong Luan,

Th 4:30PM

Dental College, Lecture Hall North, 4th floor

Course topics are related to development, stem cells, evolutionary biology, > bioengineering, and history of science. GEMS students are welcome to register for this course offered by the College of Dentistry. We will offer a journal club on Thursdays at 12noon in parallel with the lecture series (OSci 594).


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