5619  - Advanced Cognitive, Computational, and Systems Neuroscience


This course will develop critical thinking and analysis skills with regard to topics in Cognitive, Computational and Systems Neuroscience. Course format will be a series of modules composed of intensive, faculty-led case studies on interdisciplinary topics at the intersection of psychology, computation and neuroscience. The goal will be to highlight the benefits of integrative, interdisciplinary approaches, by delving into a small set of topics from a variety of perspectives, rather than providing a survey-level introduction to a broader set of topic areas. Modules will involve a combination of lectures and student-led discussion groups, with students further expected to complete a multi-disciplinary integrative final review paper. Case-study topics will vary somewhat from year to year, but are likely to include some of the following: temporal coding as a mechanism for information processing, coordinate transformations in sensory-motor integration, mechanisms of cognitive control, motor control strategies including application to neural prosthetics, and memory systems in health and disease. PREREQ: Graduate standing.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Braver
Day : --W----
Start Time : 1:00 PM
End Time : 3:30 PM

5272  - Advanced Topics in Immunology


This course uses a journal club format to discuss contemporary issues in the cell and molecular biology of the immune system. Discussions focus on the use of current approaches to analyze the cellular and molecular basis of immunity. Topics include mechanisms of antigenic specificity, diversity, cell communication, differentiation, activation, and effector activity. Prerequisite, Bio 5051 and permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Stappenbeck
Swat
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5192  - Cancer Biology Journal Club


This journal club covers current papers in molecular oncology, cancer genetics and contemporary molecular biology. Presentations will be given by students, post-docs and faculty, then discussed.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Weber
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5468  - Cardiovascular Biophysics Journal Club


This journal club is intended for beginning graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and MSTP students with a background in the quantitative sciences (engineering, physics, math, chemistry, etc). The subjects covered are inherently multidisciplinary. We will review landmark and recent publications in quantitative cardiovascular physiology, mathematical modeling of physiologic systems and related topics such as chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics of biological systems. Familiarity with calculus, differential equations, and basic engineering/thermodynamic principles is assumed. Knowledge of anatomy/physiology is optional.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Kovacs
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5128  - Cell Biology of Extracellular Matrix Journal Club


This journal club covers a broad range of topics related to extracellular matrix and cell-cell communication, including the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and developmental biology. Speakers give a brief background to introduce the topic and then focus on one paper from the current literature. Presentations are given by students, faculty, and post-doctorates. Students receive 1 unit of credit for regular participation and for making one presentation.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Miner
Day : --W----
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

5571  - Cellular Neurobiology


This course will present a fully integrated overview of nerve cell structure, function and development at the molecular and cellular level. Broad topics to be covered include gene structure and regulation in the nervous system, quantitative analysis of voltage- and chemically-gated ion channels, presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms of chemical neurotransmission, sensory transduction, neurogenesis and migration, axon guidance and synapse formation. Two lectures plus one hour of discussion per week for 14 weeks. There will be three exams, as well as homework problems and summaries of discussion papers. Prerequisites: graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Taghert
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 10:30 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

A Corbo
Day : --W----
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

5357  - Chemistry and Physics of Biomolecules


This course covers three major types of biomolecular structure: proteins, nucleic acids and membranes. Basic structural chemistry is presented, as well as biophysical techniques used to probe each type of structure. Selected topics include: protein folding, protein design, x-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, nucleic acid bending and supercoiling, nucleic acid:protein interactions, RNA folding, membrane organization, fluidity, permeability and transport, and membrane channels. Weekly discussion section will cover problem sets and present current research papers. One of the required courses for the Biochemistry and for the Molecular Biophysics graduate programs. Prerequisites; prior coursework in Biochemistry and in Physical Chemistry is recommended, but not required.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Ponder
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:30 AM

584  - Climate Change Reading Group


The Climate Change Reading Group is made up of multi-disciplinary faculty and students from multiple institutions in St Louis: WUSTL, UMSL, SLU, Missouri Botanical Garden, Danforth Center, and more. Many of us in different labs, departments, and institutions around STL are actively investigating aspects and effects of climate change; this reading group provides a venue for interacting with others in the community. Subject matter within the context of Climate Change will be chosen each week by a different presenter. Students can join this reading group for 1 credit if they agree to read all papers, actively participate in discussions, find and present one high quality scientific paper on climate change in the field of their choice and moderate the discussion of this paper. The students will be evaluated on their participation, their understanding of the issues, and their presentation. Prerequisites: Contact the course coordinator.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Salick
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

5495  - Computational Molecular Biology


This course focuses on mathematical and algorithmic issues in systems biology, biological sequence analysis, and related topics such as population genetics. The essential mathematics is introduced first. Systems biology topics include inferring global gene regulatory networks from high -throughput data and modeling the dynamics of individual regulatory networks in detail. Sequence analysis topics include predicting protein-coding genes using Hidden Markov Models, sequence alignment, comparative genomics, predicting gene function by comparing to known proteins, and finding regulatory motifs. This course will include a combination of paper and pencil homework assignments and programming labs. Prerequisites; CSE 241 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
A Brent
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 2:30 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

01 Brent
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 2:45 PM
End Time : 4:15 PM

5284  - Current Research in Chromatin, Epigenetics and Nuclear Organization


This journal club considers papers from the current literature on chromatin structure and function, with an emphasis on regulation of transcription, epigenetics and genomics. Presentations are given by students, postdocs and faculty, with discussion by all. Students enrolled for credit are expected to attend regularly, and to present a minimum of one paper during the term, with consultation and critique from the faculty.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Elgin
Chalker
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 4:00 PM
End Time : 5:00 PM

5132  - Cytoskeleton Discussion Group


Weekly presentations of recent literature and research, with each participant presenting once per semester. Opportunity for students to discuss the context, implications and future directions for research. Prerequisite: Biol 5068 or undergraduate course in cell biology.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Cooper
Day : M------
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 11:00 AM

5152  - Developmental & Regneration Journal Club


Focuses on developing a dialog around current topics in developmental and regenerative biology at the molecular, cellular and systems levels.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Micchelli
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

582  - Ethnobiology Journal Club


Students in this journal club will meet weekly with ethnobotanists, ethnozoologists, and ecologists from various St. Louis institutions (including Washington University, UM-St. Louis, St. Louis University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden) to discuss recent publications and ongoing research. Enrolled students will attend the journal club every week, and once per semester, will choose a paper and lead the discussion.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Fritz
Salick
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5123  - Experimental Hematopoiesis Journal Club


Journal club in which papers that describe significant advances in the field of experimental hematopoiesis are discussed. Students are expected to present one paper per semester and attend the weekly (1 hour) session. No prerequisites.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Link
Day : --W----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5255  - Experimental Skeletal Biology Journal Club


The journal club, which meets weekly, focuses on cellular and molecular biology of the skeleton. Emphasis is placed on gaining insights into normal skeletal homeostasis as well as systemic disorders of bone. Papers presented for review are selected from the most competitive journals. Participants are encouraged to "think outside of the box" and discuss novel molecular discoveries that may impact bone cell function. Prerequisite, permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Teitelbaum
Day : M------
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5285  - Fundamentals of Mammalian Genetics


This course aims to provide both biologists and those with mathematical backgrounds with a basis in mammalian genetics. The course will include the following modules: Nucleic acid biochemistry; Gene and chromosome organization; Introduction to Human Genetics; Mutations and DNA repair; Cancer Genetics; Genomic methodologies; Biochemical genetics; Murine Genetics; Epigenetics; Neurodegenerative diseases; Mitochondrial disorders; Pharmacogenetics; Introduction to human population genetics; Applications of modern human genetics; Introduction to web-based informatics tools for molecular genetics. One of the required courses in the Quantitative Human Statistical Genetics graduate program.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Lovett
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:30 PM

5068  - Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology


This is a core course for incoming graduate students in Cell and Molecular Biology programs to learn about research and experimental strategies used to dissect molecular mechanisms that underlie cell structure and function, including techniques of protein biochemistry. Enrolling students should have backgrounds in cell biology and biochemistry, such as courses comparable to L41 Biol 334 and L41 Biol 4501. The format is two lectures and one small group discussion section per week. Discussion section focuses on original research articles. Same as M15 5068 and M04 5068.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Mercer
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 8:30 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

A Mercer
Day : --W----
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

502  - General Physiology


This course applies the fundamental physiological mechanisms of cell biology to the functions of the major organ systems of the body, namely, the cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. The course is intended primarily for first-year medical students. The Physiology and Microscopic Anatomy courses are closely coordinated within the same schedule. Course continues into the spring semester with a different schedule. Prerequisite, Biol 5061 or the equivalent and permission of course director.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Wilkinson
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 12:30 PM

5484  - Genetics & Development of C. Elegans Journal Club


Students will present a research paper (or present their current thesis research) and the appropriate background material.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Schedl
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 10:30 AM
End Time : 11:30 AM

5235  - Genetics Journal Club


This journal club will be focused on the Genetics department seminar series. Students will present one or a few recent papers by the seminar speaker scheduled for that week. Students will provide a brief written evaluation (on a form that will be provided) of their peers' presentations, and the faculty advisors will meet with each student after the presentation to provide feedback.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Johnson
Day : M------
Start Time : 1:00 PM
End Time : 2:00 PM

5417  - Hematology/Oncology Journal Club


This journal club covers a broad range of topics of current interest, including the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, and immunology. Speakers usually give a brief background to introduce the topic and then focus on one-two papers from the current literature. Presentations are given by graduate students, post-doctorates, and faculty. Each attendee presents two-three times per year. Participants are expected to attend all the sessions. This journal club was founded in 1966.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Majerus
Kornfeld
Day : -TW----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

501  - Human Anatomy & Development


Study of the human body primarily by dissection; extensive use of X-rays and CT scans. Emphasis on functional and clinical aspects of anatomy. Prerequisite: This course is restricted to first year medical students. If space allows, a small number of graduate students may be permitted to take the course with permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Conroy
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 8:30 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

5489  - Human Genetics Journal Club


In this biweekly journal club on Human Genetics we will present and discuss current cutting edge papers in human and mammalian molecular genetics. Students learn presentation skills, how to critique a paper and how to interact with a very active and critical audience. Prerequisites; Any person interested in the current state of the art in Human Genetics may attend this course. It is a requirement that all students wishing to earn credit in this course must present a 1.5 hour journal club talk and must regularly attend and participate in the journal club throughout the year.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Saccone
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:30 PM

5483  - Human Linkage and Association Analysis


Basic Genetic concepts: meiosis, inheritance, Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Linkage, segregation analysis; Linkage analysis: definition, crossing over, map functions, phase, LOD scores, penetrance, phenocopies, liability classes, multi-point analysis, non-parametric analysis (sibpairs and pedigrees), quantitative trait analysis, determination of power for mendelian and complex trait analysis; Linkage Disequilibrium analyses: allelic association (case control designs and family bases studies), QQ and Manhattan plots, whole genome association analysis; population stratification; Quantitative Trait Analysis: measured genotypes and variance components. Hands-on computer lab experience doing parametric linkage analysis with the program LINKAGE, model free linkage analyses with Genehunter and Merlin, power computations with SLINK, quantitative trait anaylses with SOLAR, LD computations with Haploview and WGAViewer, and family-based and case-control association anaylses with PLINK and SAS. The methods and exercises are coordinated with the lectures and students are expected to understand underlying assumptions and limitations and the basic calculations performed by these computer programs. Auditors will not have access to the computer lab sessions. Prerequisite: M21-515 Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology. For details, to register and to receive the required permission of the Coursemaster contact the GEMS Program Manager (pa@wubios.wustl.edu or telephone 362-1052).
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Rice, John
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 9:30 AM
End Time : 11:00 AM

5053  - Immunobiology I


Immunobiology I and II are a series of two courses taught by the faculty members of the Immunology Program. These courses cover in depth modern immunology and are based on Janeway's Immunobiology 8th Edition textbook. In Immunobiology I, the topics include: basic concepts in immunology, innate immunity: the first lines of defense, the induce responses of innate immunity, antigen recognition by B-cell and T-cell receptors, the generation of lymphocyte antigen receptors, antigen presentation to T lymphocytes and signaling through immune system receptors. In Immunobiogy II the topics include: the development and survival of lymphocytes, T cell-mediated immunity, the humoral immune response, dynamics of adaptive immunity, the mucosal immune system, failures of host defense mechanisms, allergy and allergic diseases, autoimmunity and transplantation, and manipulation of the immune response. These courses are open to graduate students. Advanced undergraduate students may take these courses upon permission of the coursemaster. Prereq: DBBS students and advanced undergraduates with permission.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Murphy
Allen
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

500  - Independent Work


Students work under the supervision of a mentor in a setting of established ongoing research. Prereqs: junior or senior standing and permission of sponsor and the department. Credit/No Credit only. Credit to be determined in each case, usually 3 units/semester. Maximum of 6 units may be applied toward upper-level credits required for the major. If work is to be submitted for Honors, see section on senior Honors in the Handbook for Biology Majors. Registration is best completed prior to the semester for which credit is sought. Students expecting to achieve honors in Biology must complete 6 units of Bio 500 and often begin in the spring of the junior year.This is especially important for those planning field work. For detailed information on the Biology Dept's expectations and guidance in finding a mentor, please consult the Bio 200/500 Home Page. For on-line enrollment instructions see: http://www.nslc.wustl.edu/courses/Bio500/bio500.html Credit to be determined in each case. Students will be registered by the department after approval is granted.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Hultgren
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

02 Miller
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

03 O'Malley
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

04 Longmore
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

05 Novack
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

06 Perlmutter
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

07 Kroll
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

08 Blumer
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

09 Ratner
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

10 Ochoa
Zipfel
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

11 Ochoa
Ben-Shahar
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

12 Johnson
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

13 Elgin
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

14 Chalker
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

15 Ochoa
You
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

16 Pierce
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

17 Unanue
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

18 Cirrito
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

19 Ochoa
Li
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

20 Ochoa
Tolia
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

21 Ochoa
Cruchaga
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

22 Heuckeroth
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

23 Kornfeld
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

24 Ornitz
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

25 Thoroughman
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

26 Mercer
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

27 Tychsen
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

28 Bateman
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

29 Hsieh
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

30 Abendschein
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

31 Ochoa
Brody
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

32 Ochoa
Bhorade
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

33 Ochoa
Carlson
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

34 Vogel
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

35 Ochoa
Edwards
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

36 Ochoa
Klein
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

37 Ochoa
Lewis
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

38 Ochoa
Galburt
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

39 Ochoa
Odom
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

40 Hershey
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

41 Ochoa
Carpenter
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

42 Beverley
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

43 Paniello
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

44 Schedl
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

45 Botteron
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

46 Ochoa
True
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

47 Civitelli
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

48 Ochoa
Blankenship
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

49 Ochoa
Dougherty
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

50 Holtzman
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

51 Kunkel
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

52 Ochoa
Ciorba
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

53 Ochoa
Yaseen
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

54 Wickline
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

56 Dutcher
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

57 Ochoa
Gaffney
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

58 Barch
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

59 Stappenbeck
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

60 Milbrandt
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

61 Ochoa
Kim
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

62 Ochoa
Story
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

63 Miner
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

64 Ochoa
Haswell
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

65 Goodenough
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

66 Beebe
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

67 Goldberg
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

68 Ochoa
Brett
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

69 Ochoa
Arbelaez Perez
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

70 Herzog
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

71 Kranz
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

72 Ochoa
Stewart-Wigglesworth
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

73 Ochoa
Bruchas
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

74 Chen
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

75 Ochoa
Sepich
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

76 Elvin-Lewis
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

77 Ochoa
Matthews
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

78 Holy
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

79 Diantonio
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

80 Rudnick
Ochoa
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5137  - Ion Channels Journal Club


How do ion channels work at the fundamental molecular level? And what do they do for the tissue they are in? How do alterations in channel biology cause myriad diseases - from diabetes to heart attacks, from cystic fibrosis to epilepsy. Students attend journal club each week for 8 weeks and participate in group discussion of recent paper. Once per semester student will choose a paper and present it to the group.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Nichols
Day : M------
Start Time : 1:00 PM
End Time : 2:00 PM

5138  - Journal Club for the Molecular Mechanism of Aging


Why do we age? What causes aging? How is our life span determined? This journal club will address such fundamental, but challenging questions of aging and longevity. Recent studies on aging and longevity are now unveiling regulatory mechanisms of the complex biological phenomenon. We'll cover the latest progress in this exciting field and stimulate discussions on a variety of topics including aging-related diseases. One hour of paper presentation and discussion per every two weeks. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of molecular biology and genetics of model organisms, such as yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila and mouse.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Imai
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

5319  - Molecular Foundations of Medicine


This course will cover fundamental aspects of biochemistry and cell biology from a medical perspective. The course begins with a treatment of protein structure and the function of proteins in the cytoskeleton and cell motility. The principles of enzyme kinetics and regulation are then discussed and basic pathways for the synthesis and metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids are introduced. This leads in to a discussion of membrane structure and the function cellular organelles in biological processes including energy production, protein degradation and protein trafficking. Prerequisite: Two semesters of organic chemistry. Coursemaster approval is required. Please note: This course is given on the medical school schedule and so it begins 8 days before the grad school schedule.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Pike
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 8:30 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

548  - Nucleic Acids & Protein Biosynthesis


Fundamental aspects of the structure, biosynthesis, and function of nucleic acids and the biosynthesis of proteins. Emphasis on mechanisms involved in the biosynthetic processes and the regulation thereof. Lecture course supplemented with student discussions of research papers. Prerequisites: Biol 3371, Biol 451, Chem 481 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Burgers
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 10:30 AM
End Time : 11:30 AM

5565  - Oral Presentation of Scientific Data


Practical course on how to prepare and present scientific data to an audience. Prerequisite: First year neuroscience program courses. Meets once a week for 90 minutes.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Kolber
Day : --W----
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 11:00 AM

5191  - Pathobiology of Human Disease States


Three human disease states will be discussed in detail. Topics will include background clinical and epidemiological information, followed by a detailed examination of the molecular and cellular events that underlie the disease state. Examples of pertinent topics include Alzheimer's disease, AIDS, leukemia, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, etc. Prerequisite: Must be a Markey Pathway student and have HIPAA training.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Walter
Baranski
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 1:30 PM
End Time : 3:00 PM

5303  - Protein NMR Journal Club


This journal club covers the recent literature on protein NMR with a focus on using NMR to study protein function, NMR dynamics, and novel methods that expand the range of systems accessible to solution NMR studies. Students, postdocs and faculty discuss a recent paper and present background information on the relevant technical aspects of NMR. Students receive 1 credit for participation and presenting one paper.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Henzler-Wildman
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5151  - RNA Biology Journal Club


The purpose of the RNA Biology Journal Club is to introduce the graduate students to advanced topics spanning the bioinformatics, biochemistry, cell biology and genetics of RNA biology. Under the guidance of the course directors (Drs. Ory and Schaffer), students will select recent topical articles for discussion in the weekly journal club. Students will be expected to provide a succinct introduction to the topic and lead discussion of the data presented in the journal article. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their presentation and their participation in the seminar throughout the semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology (Bio 5068) and Nucleic Acids and Protein Biosynthesis (Bio 548).
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Ory
Schaffer
Day : --W----
Start Time : 4:15 PM
End Time : 5:15 PM

5911  - Seminar in Biology & Biomedical Sciences


These seminars cover the recent literature in various areas not included in other courses, or in more depth than other courses. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit to be arranged.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

02 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

03 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

04 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

05 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

06 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

07 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

08 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

09 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

10 Staff
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5496  - Seminar in Computational Molecular Biology


Students present current research papers and the appropriate background material in the field of Computational Biology. **Arts and Sciences students must take this course for credit; Engineering students must take this course Pass/Fail.**
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Buhler
Cohen
Day : M------
Start Time : 4:45 PM
End Time : 5:45 PM

585  - Seminar in Floristic Taxonomy


A survey of angiosperm families, their phylogeny, morphology, cytology, anatomy, palynology, chemistry, and evolution. Prerequisite: Bio 4132 or equivalent.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Richardson
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

5139  - Seminar in Imaging Science & Engineering


This seminar course consists of a series of tutorial lectures on Imaging Science and Engineering with emphasis on applications of imaging technology. Students are exposed to a variety of imaging applications that vary depending on the semester, but may include multispectral remote sensing, astronomical imaging, microscopic imaging, ultrasound imaging, and tomographic imaging. Guest lecturers come from several parts of the university. This course is required of all students in the Imaging Science and Engineering program; the only requirement is attendance. This course is graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Admission to Imaging Science and Engineering Program.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 O'Sullivan
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 8:30 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

580  - Seminar in Population Biology


This weekly seminar, covering different topics each semester, should be taken by graduate students in the program. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of the instructors.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Allen
Larson
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5217  - Special Topics in Microbial Pathogenesis


Primarily for graduate and MSTP students, this course involves oral presentation and discussion of current research articles on pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi) and the cellular and molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions. Emphasis will be placed on understanding experimental techniques and design of future experiments in the areas covered. Students are expected to prepare all articles, to participate actively in discussion, and to design specific aims for one related research project. Prerequisite: advanced elective course "Molecular Microbiology and Pathogenesis" or permission of instructors. Class meets twice per week for 1.5 hours each.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Berg
Yu
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 2:00 PM
End Time : 3:30 PM

5125  - Student-Run Cell Biology Journal Club


Participants (students) present summaries of current research published in various journals in the field of cell biology. A large component of this journal club includes coaching in oral presentation. Students receive one credit for regular participation and for making one presentation.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Hanson
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 5:15 PM
End Time : 6:15 PM

5577  - Synapses Journal Club


The synapse is fundamental to our understanding of information transfer in the nervous system. Malleability of the synapse is considered key to our understanding of organisms' ability to learn and remember and key to understanding nervous system dysfunction in many disease states. This is an advanced seminar in the development, structure, and function of the synapse in health and disease. It is a natural extension of topics covered in Bio 5571 and may be primarily of interest to students in the Neurosciences Program. It may also be of interest to students in MCB, Development, Biochemistry, Computational Biology, and Molecular Biophysics. Generally a topic for the semester helps focus the group; past topics have included Synapses and Disease, Neurotransmitter Transporters, Glutamate Receptors, Dendrites, GABA receptors. Participants (students, postdocs, and faculty) alternate responsibility for choosing a paper from the primary literature to present for the Club. Critical discussion of the paper ensues. Active participation offers the opportunity for students to hone their critical thinking and presentation skills. Students enrolling for credit will be expected to attend each week and will be expected to lead discussion once per semester and will be expected to provide written critiques (1-2 pages each) of two of the papers discussed. Prerequisites, Graduate standing in DBBS; Bio 5571 preferred.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Mennerick
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 11:30 AM

5501  - The Biology and Pathology of the Visual System


The purpose of the course is to provide a fascinating view of vertebrate eye development, anatomy, physiology and pathology. Topics to be covered include the molecules that control eye formation, ocular stem cells, the physiology of transparency, hereditary ocular diseases, phototransduction, the neurobiology of the retina and central visual pathways, age-related eye diseases, and many others. The course is open to all second year graduates students and above. Ophthalmology residents and postdocs with an interest in vision are strongly encouraged to attend.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Shiels
Kefalov
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 5:15 PM
End Time : 6:30 PM

5412  - Tropical and Molecular Parasitology


Graduate level seminar course focusing on current scientific literature in molecular parasitology. The journal club will meet biweekly during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students will attend both semesters in order to receive one credit. The seminar series will run jointly with a research conference in Tropical and Molecular Parasitology. Outside speakers will be invited for the seminar series to emphasize important developments in tropical medicine and molecular parasitology. In advance of the invited speakers, topics will focus on their previous research publications. Prerequisites, BIO 5392 Molecular Microbiology & Pathogenesis.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Sibley
Day : --W----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

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