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Curriculum

Requirements

Requirements for all Molecular Medicine PhD Students

  • GPLS 601 Mechanisms in Biomedical Sciences - GPILS Core Course (Fall, 8 cr)
  • One of the following three couses
    • GPLS 690 Current Top Vasc/Stem Cell (Fall, 1 cr)
    • GPLS 691 Molecular Neuroscience Biophys (Fall, 1 cr)
    • GPLS 644 Intro Membrane Biophysics (Fall/Winter, 1 cr)
     
  • CIPP 907 Research Ethics (meets monthly Jan-Dec) - No credit or Registration
  • GPLS 647 Molecular Medicine Survival Skills (Fall, 2 cr)

Lab Rotations

  • GPLS 609 Lab Rotations Mol Med (Sec 02, 1 cr, P/F)
    Students register for lab rotation credit after completing all 3 rotations 

Seminar Credits

  • GPLS 608 Seminar Mol Med (Sec 02, 1 cr, P/F)
    Students register for seminar credit during the semester when they present at an approved Seminar Series 
  • GPLS 608 Seminar Mol Med (Sec 02, 1 cr, P/F)
    Students register for seminar credit for the semester in which they defend their Thesis Proposal. 

Additional Requirements by Track

  • Students are expected to enroll for 6-8 academic credits/semester, totaling at least 12 academic credits at the time of the Qualifying Exam.

Course Requirements by Track

The following table outlines the small number of requiried courses by research track.

Cancer Biology
Molecular Physiology
& Pharmacology
Genome Biology

 GPLS 690 Advanced Cancer Biology
(Spring, 3 cr)

 *Physiology
GPLS 645 Cell and Systems Physiology
(Spring, 3 cr)

 GPLS 716 Genomics and Bioinformatics
(Spring, 3 cr)

GPLS 665 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research  to the Clinic
(Fall, 3 cr) 

*Physiology
GPLS 750 Topics in Molecular Medicine
(Fall, 2 cr) 

GPLS 718 Programming for Bioinformatics 
(Spring, 2 cr) 

*Pharmacology
GPLS 607 Fundamentals of Pharmacology
(Spring, 2 cr)

GPLS 717 Molecular Genetics and Development of Model Systems
(Fall, 2 cr)
 

*Pharmacology
GPLS 624 Oncopharmacology
(Spring, 3 cr)
or
GPLS 604 Neuropharmacology
(Fall, 3 cr)

 

 

Elective Courses

Students have maximum flexibility in selection of electives based on their interests, research needs and career goals. Elective credits may be used to fulfill course work required by Training Grants.
 

Spring

  • GPLS 607 Principles of Pharmacology (2 cr)
  • GPLS 624 Molecular Oncopharmacology (3 cr)
  • GPLS 625 Ion Channels (2 cr)
  • GPLS 626 Membrane Carriers and Transporters (2 cr)
  • GPLS 627 Developmental Neurobiology (3 cr) offered every other spring
  • GPLS 641 Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience (3 cr)
  • GPLS 645 Cell and Systems Physiology (3 cr)
  • GPLS 702 Basic Immunology (3 cr)
  • GPLS 714 Muscle: C&E – Contraction Coupling (3 cr)
  • GPLS 721 Imaging Methods in Membrane Biology (2 cr)
  • GPLS 737 Proseminar in Exp Design (2 cr)
  • GPLS 790 Advanced Cancer Biology

Fall

  • GPLS 604 Neuropharmacology (3 cr)
  • GPLS 616 Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction (3 cr)
  • GPLS 620 Synaptic Physiology/Pharmacology (3 cr)
  • GPLS 623 Molecular Toxicology (3 cr)
  • GPLS 631 Cardiac Cellular Physiology (2 cr)
  • GPLS 635 Bacterial Genetics (4 cr)
  • GPLS 644 Intro to Membrane Biophysics (1 cr)
  • GPLS 665 Cancer Biology: From Basic Research to the Clinic (3 cr)
  • GPLS 701 Advanced Molecular Biology ( 3 cr)
  • GPLS 704 Principles of Virology (3 cr)
  • GPLS 705 Basic Human Genetics I (4 cr)
  • GPLS 717 Molecular Genetics/Model Organisms (2 cr)
  • GPLS 750 Topics in Molecular Medicine (2 cr)
  • GPLS 769 Advances in Immunology (2 cr)

NOTE: Other Graduate School courses may qualify as electives, but are subject to approval, as they must be relevant coursework towards a PhD degree. 

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