Spring 2017


5646  - 1st Year Fundamentals


This course will provide a two-part introduction to Neuroscience Research fundamentals. Namely, it will introduce elementary statistical analysis for Neuroscience research and an introduction for grant-writing to support Neuroscience-related research. Prerequisite, limited to first year neuroscience students.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Pruett
Snyder
Shaw
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Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 12:30 PM

5491  - Advanced Genetics


Fundamental aspects of organismal genetics with emphasis on experimental studies that have contributed to the molecular analysis of complex biological problems. Examples drawn from bacteria, yeast, nematodes, fruit flies and mammalian systems. Prerequisite, graduate standing or permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Schedl
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 1:30 PM
End Time : 3:00 PM

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Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5358  - Biochemical and Biophysical Investigations of Infectious Diseases Journal Club


Biochemical and biophysical approaches continue to advance as powerful approaches to understand human disease processes. This journal club covers recent papers in which these approaches address aspects of infectious diseases or inflammation. Students enrolling for credit will be expected to participate in weekly presentations and to present 1-2 papers along with accompanying background. Prerequisites:Graduate standing in DBBS; prior introductory coursework in biochemistry, physical chemistry, or Chemistry and Physics of Biomolecules (Bio 5357); courswork in microbiology or immunology is not required.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Henderson
Brett
Day : --W----
Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

5657  - Biological Neural Computation


This course will consider the computations performed by the biological nervous system with a particular focus on neural circuits and population-level encoding/decoding. Topics include, Hodgkin-Huxley equations, phase-plane analysis, reduction of Hodgkin-Huxley equations, models of neural circuits, plasticity and learning, and pattern recognition & machine learning algorithms for analyzing neural data. Note: Graduate students in psychology or neuroscience who are in the Cognitive, Computational, and Systems Neuroscience curriculum pathway may register in L41 5657 for three credits. For non-BME majors, conceptual understanding, and selection/application of right neural data analysis technique will be stressed. Hence homework assignments/examinations for the two sections will be different, however all students are required to participate in a semester long independent project as part of the course. Calculus, Differential Equations, Basic Probability and Linear Algebra Undergraduates need permission of the instructor. L41 5657 prerequisites: Permission from the instructor
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Raman
Day : M-W----
Start Time : 11:30 AM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5014  - Biotech Industry Innovators


fLate one Friday afternoon in April 1976, the late venture capitalist Robert Swanson met with biochemist Herb Boyer, PhD, at his UCSF lab. Swanson had requested 10 minutes of Boyer's time; when the meeting ended, three hours later at a local pub, the foundations had been laid for the formation of Genentech, the first biotechnology company, and the beginnings of the biotechnology industry. This course, The Basics of Bio-Entrepreneurship, investigates issues and choices that inventors / scientists encounter when they are considering the applications and commercialization of early stage scientific discoveries. This course is intended for anyone interested in working in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, or life-sciences industries as a founder, scientist, entrepreneur, manager, consultant, or investor. It focuses, through case studies and lectures, on the issues and decision processes that researchers and their business partners typically face when considering how a discovery might best be moved from academia to successful commercialization.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Peters
Day : --W----
Start Time : 5:30 PM
End Time : 8:30 PM

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 Lim
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5499  - Cancer Informatics Journal Club


This journal club will explore current topics in cancer informatics. Current literature will be reviewed for advanced cancer genome analysis methods, statistics, algorithms, tools, databases, and other informatics resources.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Griffith
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 of current interest, 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-two papers from the current literature. Presentations are given by students, faculty and post-doctorates. Students receive one credit for regular participation and for making one presentation.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Miner
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

5678  - Clocksclub


Clocksclub focuses on recent advances in the study of biological timing including sleep and circadian rhythms. Participants discuss new publications and data on the molecules, cells and circuits underlying daily rhythms and their synchronization to the local environment. Students registered for this journal club will lead a discussion once during the semester. Prerequisites: BIO 2970 or permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Taghert
Herzog
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5622  - Cognitive, Computational, and Systems Neuroscience Project Building


The goal of this course is to help students in the CCSN Pathway develop the critical thinking skills necessary to develop and implement high quality, interdisciplinary research projects. Throughout the course of the semester, each student will develop a research plan in their chosen area of interest. The plan will be developed in consultation with at least two faculty members (from at least two different subdisciplines within the pathway) as well as the other students and faculty participating in the course. The culmination of this course will be for each student to produce an NIH-style grant proposal on the research project of their choosing. For most students, this will serve either as their thesis proposal or a solid precursor to the thesis proposal. The course will be designed to help facilitate the development of such a research plan through didactic work, class presentations, class discussion, and constructive feedback on written work. The course will begin with a review of written examples of outstanding research proposals, primarily in the form of grant submissions similar to those that the students are expected to develop (i.e., NRSA style proposals, R03 proposals). Review of these proposals will serve as a stimulus to promote discussion about the critical elements of good research proposals and designs in different areas. Each student will be expected to give three presentations throughout the semester that will provide opportunities to receive constructive feedback on the development and implementation of research aims. The first presentation (towards the beginning of the semester) will involve presentation of the student's general topic of interest and preliminary formulation of research questions. Feedback will emphasize ways to focus and develop the research hypotheses into well-formulated questions and experiments. The second presentation will involve a more detailed presentation of specific research questions (along the lines of NIH-style Specific Aims) and an initial outline of research methods. The final presentation will involve a fuller presentation of research questions and proposed methods. Feedback, didactic work, and group discussion throughout the semester will include guidance on critical components of the development of a research plan, including how to perform literature searches, formulate testable hypotheses, write critical literature summaries, and design experiments and analyses. The course will meet once a week, with faculty members from different tracks within the Pathway present at each meeting. This will allow students to receive feedback from several perspectives. Prerequisite: Member of CCSN Pathway, permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Barch
Day : M------
Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5866  - Communicating Science: Writing for Multiple Audiences


This course introduces strategies for writing effectively and communicating scientific research to a variety of audiences. Students will learn to reduce jargon, explain scientific concepts in common language, write clearly and concisely, and use sentence structure to maximum efficiency. Written assignments emphasize the significance and innovation in scientific research that appeal to broad audiences, including: the general public, students, policy makers, grant reviewers, and journal editors. This course meets biweekly and consists of lectures and small group sessions. You must enroll in both the lecture session (section 1) and a small group (section A, B, C, or D). Open to DBBS GR1 and GR2 students only.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Hutchins
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Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

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

B Pijut
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

C Berson
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

D Kasten
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 8:00 AM
End Time : 9:00 AM

5336  - Computational Biophysics Journal Club


This course covers a combination of classic and recent publications on computational methods for studying biomolecules. Students participating for credit will be required to present at least once.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Bowman
Day : --W----
Start Time : 4:00 PM
End Time : 5:00 PM

5147  - Contrast Agents for Biological Imaging


The CABI course will cover the fundamentals of nuclear, magnetic resonance (MR), optical, and optical-genetic imaging. For each modality a series of three lectures will develop the basic concepts of the imaging contrasts, a fourth lecture will address contrast agent performance, and a fifth lecture will review primary literature and tour experimental labs for developing agents. Lectures on nuclear imaging will cover the rich history of radiopharmaceutical development, concept of nuclear decay and different classes of radionuclides based on half-lives and energy spectrum. Lectures on magnetic resonance imaging will include an introduction to relaxivity principles in traditional and new contrast agents, designed to enhance efficacy. Breakthrough concepts such as hyperpolarized MR spectroscopy will be introduced. The first block of lectures on optical imaging will cover physical chemistry principles inherent to optical contrast with a focus on fluorescence and the fundamental design strategies of optical imaging agents and reporting strategies for cellular and sub-cellular activation of molecular probes. A second block on optical imaging will cover genetic strategies for neural circuit and discrete cell type and signaling imaging. Starting with an introduction to Cre-Lox recombinase technology followed by genetically encoded reporters of structure, such as green fluorescent protein and genetically encoded reports of function, such as calcium indicators (GECI). The course will close with advanced optical modulation strategies for active optical imaging, including super-resolution techniques and various optogenetic approaches. For each modality, a brief introduction to the hardware will be presented. Prereqs: one year of general chemistry, one semester of organic chemistry.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Shokeen
Culver
Day : M-W----
Start Time : 2:30 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

5702  - Current Approaches in Plant and Microbial Research


This course is designed to introduce graduate students to contemporary approaches and paradigms in plant biology. The course includes lectures, in-class discussions of primary literature and hands-on exploration of computational genomic and phylogenetic tools. Evaluations include short papers, quizzes, and oral presentations. Over the semester, each student works on conceptualizing and writing a short NIH-format research proposal. Particular emphasis is given to the articulation of specific aims and the design of experiments. Students provide feedback to their classmates on their oral presentations and on their specific aims in a review panel. Prereq: Bio 5703 or permission of the instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Goodenough
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 11:30 AM

5397  - Current Literature in Microbiology


Presentations by students on a broad range of topics of current interest in microbiology. The course will emphasize presentations and discussion skills. Credit requires attendance and participation at all sessions and one presentation.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Sibley
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

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

5466  - Current Topics in Biochemistry


Student presentations of thesis research. Formal presentations require powerpoint. Required of all Biochemistry graduate students; first and second year students get credit.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Hall
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 5:00 PM
End Time : 6:30 PM

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 Bowman
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

5352  - Developmental Biology


Analysis of a selected set of key processes in development, such as pattern formation, cell-cell signaling, morphogenesis, etc. The focus is on molecular approaches applied to important model systems, but framed in classical concepts. The discussion section provides instruction in presenting a journal club and writing a research proposal. Prerequisites, Molecular Cell Biology (Bio 5068) and Nucleic Acids (548).
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Mills
Taber
Beebe
Kornfeld
Duncan
Ornitz
Imai
Micchelli
Solnica-Krezel
Monk
Yoo
Pincus
Petersen
Morris
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 1:30 PM
End Time : 3:00 PM

5512  - Diseases of Membrane Transport & Excitability


Classes will consider the molecular basis of the disease as well as animal models and current clinical studies. Addressing studies from the level of basic biophysical and molecular properties of the underlying ion channels/transporters, to the cellular deflects, to organ and animal outcomes and therapies., which will encourage and force sutdents to develop their ability to integrate understanding at multiple levels. Students will be introduced to emerging ideas in clinical diagnosis, management and treatment, when appropriate, clinical specialists will allow student participants to directly observe and participate in the clinical experiences. Prerequisites, Bio 5068 Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Mercer
Day : M------
Start Time : 4:00 PM
End Time : 6:00 PM

5445  - DNA Metabolism Journal Club


Presentation of current research papers in DNA replication, DNA repair, and DNA recombination, with an emphasis on basic biochemical and biophysical approaches.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Galletto
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5311  - Dynamics in Mesoscopic Molecular Systems


This course will provide a background in the theory of the dynamics of mesoscopic systems and introduction to methods for measuring the dynamics of these systems. It will include measurement methods, some of which are in common use and others that have only recently been introduced. This course would be useful for biophysics students and others that are interested in molecular processes and mechanisms in small systems such as cells. Prerequisites, Physical Chemistry.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Elson
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 2:00 PM
End Time : 3:30 PM

5922  - Entering Mentoring


This course is a series of facilitated discussions aimed at developing and improving mentoring skills for those involved in supervising undergraduate research experiences. It is designed for postdocs and graduate students who are or will be ┬┤bench mentors┬┤ for undergraduates doing Bio 500 and/or Summer Research. Participants will receive "Entering Mentoring" materials, including articles and worksheets to facilitate mentoring interactions with their mentee, plus several resource books relevant to mentoring. They will develop a mentoring philosophy statement, work on specific assignments designed to improve their relationship with their mentee and share their present and past experiences as mentors and mentees. Bench mentors will be eligible for a travel award to help defray expenses for attending a meeting with their mentee, if that student wins one of the HHMI SURF travel awards (4-5 awarded annually) or is otherwise being supported to present at a scientific meeting. Prerequisite: open to graduate students and postdocs, with priority for those who plan to mentor undergraduates in summer research experiences. Graduate students and postdocs do NOT need to be mentoring a student at the time of the course; it is open to all with an interest in mentoring now or in the future. Note: The sessions will be held either at the beginning of the day or the end of the day at the Danforth campus. Once registration closes, an email will be sent to those registered to poll for the best days & times.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Miller
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

5011  - Ethics & Research Science


Exploration of ethical issues which research scientists encounter in their professional activities. Topics will include, but are not limited to: student-mentor relationships, allegations of fraud, collaborators' rights and responsibilities, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, publications. Case study and scenario presentations will provide focus for discussions. Prerequisite, open to DBBS graduate students engaged in research. Six 90 minute sessions.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Winningham
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

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. Course meets in the 3rd floor conference room of the Monsanto Bldg. at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Transportation from campus can be provided.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Fritz
Salick
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:00 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.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Teitelbaum
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5484  - Genetics and 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

5487  - Genetics and Genomics of Disease


The course will cover the use of genomic and genetic information in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, with an emphasis on current practice and existing gaps to be filled to achieve precision medicine. Areas of discussion include: bioinformatics methods; assessment of pathogenicity; use and curation of disease variant databases; discovery of incidental findings; genomics applications in Mendelian disease, complex traits, cancer, pharmacogenomics, and infectious disease; design of clinical trials with genetic data; ethical and policy issues. Prerequisites: Genomics (Bio 5488), Advanced Genetics (Bio 5491), or Fundamentals of Mammalian Genetics (Bio 5285) or equivalent (permission from instructor)
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 [TBA]
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 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 Lawson
Day : M------
Start Time : 1:00 PM
End Time : 2:00 PM

5488  - Genomics


This course is designed for beginning students who want to become familiar with the basic concepts and applications of genomics. The course covers a wide range of topics including how genomes are mapped and sequenced as well as the latest computational and experimental techniques for predicting genes, splice sites, and promoter elements. High throughput techniques for ascribing function to DNA, RNA, and protein sequences including microarrays, mass spectrometry, interspecies genome comparisons and genome-wide knock-out collections will also be discussed. Finally, the use of genomic techniques and resources for studies of human disease will be discussed. A heavy emphasis will be put on students acquiring the basic skills needed to navigate databases that archive sequence data, expression data and other types of genome-wide data. Through problem sets the students will learn to manipulate and analyze the large data sets that accompany genomic analyses by writing simple computer scripts. While students will become sophisticated users of computational tools and databases, programming and the theory behind it are covered elsewhere, in Michael Brent's class, Bio 5495 Computational Molecular Biology. Because of limited space in our teaching lab, enrollment for lab credit will be limited to 24 students. Priority will be given to students in the DBBS program. Others interested in the course may enroll for the lectures only. If you have previous experience in computer programming, we ask that you do not enroll for the laboratory credit. Prerequisites, Molecular Cell Biology (Bio 5068), Nucleic Acids (Bio 548) or by permission of instructor. To enroll in just the lecture section, register for 3 credits. To enroll in both the lecture and lab sections, register for 4 credits.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Wang
Conrad
Day : M-W----
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 11:30 AM

A Wang
Conrad
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 11:30 AM

5417  - Hematology Division Journal Club: Current Topics in Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology


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 Wilson
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 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

5426  - ID Gateway: Translational and Public Health Aspects of Basic Infectious Disease Research


This course provides an opportunity for students, postdoctoral fellows, infectious disease fellows and faculty to explore issues at the interface between patient care, public health and basic research in the area of microbial pathogenesis. Prerequisites, Application and L41 Bio 5392 or M30 526, or permission of instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Klein
Morley
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 3:30 PM
End Time : 5:00 PM

5054  - Immunobiology II


Immunobiology is a continuation of Immunobiology I (Bio 5053) taught by the faculty members of the Immunology Program and consists of two sections. In the first section, selected topics are covered in depth that were introduced in Immunobiology I. These include cytokine signaling, DC subsets, tumor immunology, evolution of the immune response, Fc Receptors, alloreactivity, mucosal immunity, inhibitory receptors, vaccines, lymphoorganogenesis and immunopathogenesis. The second section involves Molecular mechanisms of disease (formerly Bio 5261) and will cover human diseases that appear to have an immunological basis. In addition to lectures and evaluation of recent clinical and relevant basic immunology literature, an emphasis will be placed on direct encounters with patients and pathologic material when feasible, providing students with a human aspect to discussions of immune pathogenesis. Diseases covered will include rheumatoid arthritis, allergy, lupus, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, immunodeficiencies, complement diseases and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Prereq: DBBS students and Immunobiology I.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Hsieh
Oltz
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 11:00 AM

5425  - Immunology of Infectious Diseases Journal Club


The goal of this Journal Club (JC) is to provide 2nd year students in MMMP program a platform to discuss new and emerging concepts on mechanisms by which host immune responses mediate protection against infectious diseases. This exercise will aslo enable the student who attend the fundatmental Immunology course to apply their knowledge to understand the basis for immunology of infectious diseases. The format will include faculty who will select cutting-edge papers and head the discussion during the JC session.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Abdul Khader
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 2:00 PM
End Time : 3:00 PM

500  - Independent Work


Biol 500. Independent Research (spring/fall). Research under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and permission of sponsor and the department. Credit/No Credit or Audit grade options; credit to be determined in each case, usually 3 units/semester and not to exceed 3 units/semester; may be repeated for credit. Because this course has a large number of sections, some sections are listed and enrolled as Bio 500A. If work is to be submitted for Latin honors, see p. 3, Latin Honors Through a Biology Major Program. Arrangements for registration should be completed during the preregistration period through the Bio 500 course website . K. Olsen
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Arbeit
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

02 Campbell
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

03 Toriola
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

04 Black
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

05 Clark
Masood
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

06 Clark
Van Dyke-Blodgett
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

07 Monk
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

08 Campbell
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

09 Ding
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

10 Olsen
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

11 Clark
Chheda
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

12 Schaffer
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

13 Ances
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

14 Clark
Kozlowski
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

15 Gurnett
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

16 Yano
Clark
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

17 Achilefu
Clark
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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18 Akk
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
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19 Amarasinghe
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

20 Ances
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

21 Arbeit
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

22 Arora
Clark
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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23 Bart
Clark
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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24 Bateman
Clark
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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25 Bierut
Clark
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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26 Blazquez Gamez
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
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27 Bogdan
Clark
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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28 Clark
Bose
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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29 Clark
Botero
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Start Time : 12:00 AM
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30 Braude
Clark
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31 Brenot
Clark
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32 Kroll
Clark
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33 Brent
Clark
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34 Ornitz
Clark
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35 Bruchas
Clark
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36 George
Clark
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37 Carlson
Clark
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38 Chalker
Clark
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39 Challen
Clark
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40 Ciorba
Clark
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41 Cole
Clark
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42 Craft
Clark
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
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43 Diantonio
Clark
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Clark
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46 Dougherty
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48 Elgin
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49 England
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50 Fehniger
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51 Fleckenstein
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52 Fremont
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53 French
Clark
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54 Friess
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55 Gereau
Clark
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56 Golden
Clark
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57 Griffith
Clark
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58 Hanson
Clark
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59 Hershey
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60 Herzog
Clark
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61 Hotchkiss
Clark
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62 Clark
Hughes
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63 Karch
Clark
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64 Kellogg
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65 Kim
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66 Klein
Clark
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67 Kranz
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68 Kunkel
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69 Lawson
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70 Levin
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71 Lewis
Clark
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72 Link
Clark
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73 Lodhi
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74 Maher
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75 Mangan
Clark
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76 Manson
Clark
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77 Mennerick
Clark
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78 Clark
Miller
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79 Moley
Clark
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80 Clark
Moron-Concepcion
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81 Musiek
Clark
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82 Myers
Clark
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83 Mysorekar
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84 Newberry
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86 Noguchi
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87 Novack
Clark
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88 Odom
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89 O'Malley
Clark
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90 Padoa-Schioppa
Clark
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91 Marshall
Clark
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92 Peelle
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93 Perlmutter
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94 Peterson
Clark
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95 Clark
Philips
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96 Clark
Piston
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97 Raman
Clark
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98 Ratner
Clark
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99 Rentschler
Clark
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5902  - Introduction to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


In this course, advanced graduate students and postdocs in STEM will 1) learn the fundamentals of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)-which is the practice of developing, reflecting on, and evaluating teaching methods to improve student learning, 2) Develop a working knowledge of SoTL, which draws on research in education, STEM education, and cognitive science, 3) Understand how SoTL can lead to the dissemination of new knowledge to a broad audience of educators through publication and presentations., and 4) Develop the central elements of a SoTL project. These elements include articulating questions about classroom teaching that can be addressed in a SoTL research project; developing working hypotheses in response to the questions; designing an evaluative plan, including specific research methods, the type of data to be collected, and how the data will be analyzed in relation to the hypotheses; identifying and understanding necessary procedures to obtain IRB approval for the research. Prereqs: Must be an advanced graduate student or a postdoctoral appointee with some teaching experience, and must have completed 4 STEM Pedagogies workshops (2 are foundational topics) offered by The Teaching Center or received approval from one of the instructors. Same as U29 Bio 4902.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Leonard
Mutambuki
Day : --W----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5137  - Ion Channels Journal Club


Weekly presentations of recent papers on mechanisms of ion channel function and membrane excitability, as well as the role of channel defects in human and model diseases, with lively group discussions the norm! Once per semester, each participant will choose a paper and present it to the group.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Nichols
Day : M------
Start Time : 1:15 PM
End Time : 2:15 PM

5138  - Journal Club for the Molecular Mechanism of Aging


Why do we age? What causes aging? How is our life span determined? This new 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 or research talk 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. Registered students are expected to have at least one presentation for 1 unit credit.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Imai
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 11:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

5312  - Macromolecular Interactions


This course will cover equilibria, kinetics and mechanisms of macromolecular interactions from a quantitative perspective. Thermodynamics, multiple binding equilibria (binding polynomials), linkage phenomena, cooperativity, allostery, macromolecular assembly, enzyme catalysis and mechanism, steady-state and pre-steady-state kinetics, and isotope effects. Modern methods of computer analysis using non-linear least squares fitting and simulation to analyze binding isotherms and full kinetic time courses is emphasized. Prerequisite, physical chemistry, biochemistry, calculus, and organic chemistry. 3 class hours per week.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Lohman
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

550  - Medical Genetics


A significant portion of the first-year course in basic medical genetics devoted to human and clinical genetics, with emphasis on how genomic information will transform the practice of medicine. Topics covered include population genetics; molecular basis of mutations; human functional genomics; mouse models of human disease; pharmacogenomics; metabolic defects. Lectures, small group discussions, patient information session. Prereq, an introductory genetics course and permission of the instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Nunez
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 8:30 AM
End Time : 10:00 AM

5171  - Medical Immunology


An introduction to basic concepts in immunology and immunopathology. Lectures focus on antigen-antibody interactions, immunoglobulin structure and genetics, the cellular basis of the immune response and immune regulation, T cell effector mechanisms, the inflammatory response, complement, the positive and negative roles of hypersensitivity, and immune deficiency. Prerequisite, some background in biochemistry and genetics helpful. Restricted to medical students only except in unusual circumstances, with permission of coursemaster. Offered during the first half of the second medical semester. Three-four lecture hours a week, two 2-hour lab periods, four 1-hour clinical discussion groups.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Schreiber
Unanue
Virgin
Atkinson
Shaw
Sleckman
Day : --W-F--
Start Time : 8:30 AM
End Time : 10:30 AM

5148  - Metabolism Journal Club


The purpose of the Metabolism Journal Club is to introduce the graduate students to advanced topics spanning the biochemistry, cell biology and genetics of cellular and whole body metabolism. 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 : 5:00 PM

5314  - Molecular Biophysics Graduate Seminar


Student presentation of molecular biophysics topic. Second year students present from literature; senior students give formal research seminar. Attendance required for all molecular biophysics students.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Hall
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 5:00 PM
End Time : 6:30 PM

5392  - Molecular Microbiology & Pathogenesis


Course is devoted to studying microorganisms, particularly those that cause disease, with an emphasis on the molecular interactions between pathogens and hosts. First third of the course focuses on virology, second third on bacteriology and the last third on eukaryotic pathogens. Prereq, first semester core curriculum for Programs in Cell and Molecular Biology.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Vogel
Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

5084  - Molecular Motors and Single Molecule Techniques


Single molecule techniques have revolutionized our understanding of macromolecular interactions, revealing hidden details that are obscured by ensemble measurements. The goal of this journal club is to discuss how these techniques are being applied to the mechanistic study of macromolecular interactions. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding and critically evaluating single molecule data. The course will consist of both journal club presentations and small group discussions.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Greenberg
Day : ---T---
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:00 PM

5224  - Molecular, Cell and Organ Systems


This course will introduce Ph.D. and MSTP students to fundamental problems in cell and molecular biology at the systems level. The course is divided into 5 themes: 1) microbial systems; 2) organ development and repair; 3) cardiovascular system and disease; 4) tumor & host systems; and 5) metabolic systems and disease. Topics within each theme highlight current research concepts, questions, approaches and findings at the molecular, cellular and physiological levels. Students will write an original research grant proposal on a topic of their choosing in one of the 5 themes. Students will critique proposals anonymously in an NIH-like study section. Prereqs; Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology and Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Blumer
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 10:30 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

554  - Neural Sciences


An integrated course dealing with the structure, function and development of the nervous system. The course will be offered in the late Spring of the first year Medical School calendar. Prerequisite: Biol 3411 or Biol 501 and approval of the instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Van Essen
Day : MTWTF--
Start Time : 8:30 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

5651  - Neural Systems


The course will consist of lectures and discussions of the sensory, motor and integrative systems of the brain and spinal cord, together with a weekly lab. The lectures will present aspects of most neural systems, and will be given by faculty members who have specific expertise on each topic. The discussions will include faculty led group discussions and papers presented and discussed by students. The labs will include human brain dissections, examination of histological slides, physiological recordings, behavioral methods, computational modeling, and functional neural imaging.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Snyder
Day : --W----
Start Time : 1:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

Day : M-W-F--
Start Time : 9:00 AM
End Time : 10:30 AM

5663  - Neurobiology of Disease


This is an advanced graduate course on the pathology of nervous system disorders. This course is primarily intended to acquaint Neuroscience graduate students with a spectrum of neurological diseases, and to consider how advanced neuroscientific approaches may be applied to promoting recovery in the brain. Topics will be presented by Washington University faculty members and include: neurooncology, stroke, retinal disease, perinatal brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders, neuroinflammation, epilepsy, and psychiatric disorders. The class will meet for 2 hours each week. Each session will be led by a faculty guest with expertise in a specific neurological or psychiatric disease. In the first hour, the speaker will discuss clinical manifestations and pathophysiology. Where possible, the clinical presentation will be supplemented with a patient demonstration or videotape. After a 30 minute break for pizza and soda, the second hour will follow a journal club format. Two or three students will review current papers assigned by the speaker or course director. This course is offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: Introductory neuroscience course at the graduate or medical school level.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Weihl
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 5:00 PM
End Time : 7:00 PM

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 Taghert
Kerschensteiner
Day : M------
Start Time : 7:30 PM
End Time : 9:30 PM

590D  - Research


Credit to be arranged.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Randolph
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

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

03 Klyachko
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End Time : 12:00 AM

04 Tang
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

05 Harms
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

06 Dinauer
Day : TBA
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07 Edelson
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

08 Janetka
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

09 England
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

10 Fleckenstein
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

11 Yoo
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

12 Pearce
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

13 DeNardo
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End Time : 12:00 AM

14 Amarasinghe
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15 Bierut
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16 Curiel
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17 Weihl
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18 Naegle
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19 Lee
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20 Klechevsky
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21 Pearce
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22 Cooper
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23 Payton
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24 Raman
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25 Umen
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26 Cruchaga
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27 Lingle
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28 Wang
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29 Michel
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30 Bradley
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31 Yano
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32 Zhang
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33 Challen
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34 Vogt
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35 Mosammaparast
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36 Morley
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37 Patti
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38 Van Tine
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39 Mangan
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40 Razani
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41 Ding
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42 Myers
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43 Djuranovic
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44 Bassnett
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45 Azab
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46 Moon
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47 Sharma
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48 Artomov
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49 Ciorba
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50 Wessel
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51 Rentschler
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52 Ellis
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53 Bonni
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54 Bogdan
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55 Foy
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56 Baxter
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57 Bieschke
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58 Maher
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59 Agrawal
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60 Batista
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61 Urano
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62 Apte
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63 Kim
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64 Held
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65 Sturgeon
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66 Mitreva
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67 Abdul Khader
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68 Griffith
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69 Finck
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70 Oh
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71 Wencewicz
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72 Yuan
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73 Mirica
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74 Bowen
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75 Bart
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76 Pincus
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77 Blazquez Gamez
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78 Kim
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79 Musiek
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80 Nusinow
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81 Hall
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82 Mahjoub
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83 Foy
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84 Foy
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85 Zaher
Day : TBA
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86 Mbalaviele
Day : TBA
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87 Lodhi
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

88 Van Dyke-Blodgett
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

89 George
Day : TBA
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90 Schwarz
Day : TBA
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91 Monosov
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92 Han
Day : TBA
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93 Bose
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94 Colditz
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95 Black
Day : TBA
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96 Bagnall
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97 Dosenbach
Day : TBA
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98 Barnes
Day : TBA
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End Time : 12:00 AM

99 Morris
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 Stormo
Buhler
Day : M------
Start Time : 10:30 AM
End Time : 11:30 AM

585  - Seminar in Floristic Taxonomy


This weekly seminar provides an introduction to/overview of Plants, each semester progressively covering orders and families in a sequence derived from the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website (http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/APweb/welcome.html); in Spring 2015, the seminar will cover several crown orders of the monocots, including grasses and relatives. Weekly presentations include a summary of all relevant information (molecular, chemical, anatomical, embryological, morphological, ecological, geographical, historical/paleontological, etc.) about the plant group under consideration, review of the classification/phylogeny of the group, examination of fresh and/or preserved specimens, and discussion of relationships, human uses, and other relevant aspects of the biology of that group. Credit will be contingent on one (or two) seminar presentation(s) per student, regular attendance and active participation in group discussions.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Hoch
Day : ----F--
Start Time : 3:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

5723  - Seminar in Plant and Microbial Bioscience


This course emphasizing presentation skill and critical analysis counts towards the PMB Graduate Program's journal club course requirement. Students will be responsible for dividing and presenting 30 current research publications selected by the course masters. In addition to assembling brief PowerPoint presentations providing background and significance for their assigned articles, students are expected to provide classmates with a 1 page primer and short list of relevant references
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Jez
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 11:00 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 instructor.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Olsen
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 10:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 PM

5196  - Special Emphasis Pathway in Cancer Biology


This course is designed to present pre- and postdoctoral trainees with an organized educational format to explore major contemporary topics in cancer biology. The elective will provide an integrated view of cancer research including basic science, translational science, and clinical investigation. Approximately 60 minutes will be devoted to a didactic presentation by a faculty member with interaction by the participants. The remaining 30 minutes will be used to discuss a pivotal research paper from this field, preselected by the faculty member. Outside reading (30-60 min/week) will be required.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Wilson
Day : -T-----
Start Time : 12:00 PM
End Time : 1:30 PM

5217  - Special Topics in Microbial Pathogenesis


Primarily for graduate and MSTP students, this course is centered on critical evaluation of current scientific literature, which is used as a basis for discussion and grant writing, supplemented with sessions on experimental methodology. Paper discussions will involve oral presentation and discussion of current research articles on pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and the cellular and molecular basis of host-pathogen interactions. Emphasis will be placed on understanding methods, critical evaluation of data, and design of future experiments for the articles covered. Students are expected to prepare all articles, to participate actively in all discussions, and to lead one or more discussions during the semester. The grant writing aspect of the course will focus on defining identifying key unanswered questions from the literature, formulating hypotheses for testing, defining Specific Aims, and developing a research plan. Students will submit specific aims based on current literature, receive critiques from faculty members, and develop a NIH-style proposal to investigate them. Students will participate in class discussions and a mock study section to evaluate proposals. Prerequisite, completion of the MMMP advanced elective, Bio 5392 Molecular Microbiology & Pathogenesis or permission of the coursemaster.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Caparon
Doering
Lewis
Day : -T-T---
Start Time : 3:15 PM
End Time : 4:45 PM

5328  - Structural Biology Journal Club


Multi-laboratory research colloquia for DBBS graduate students focused on structural biology and complementary biophysical techniques. Course credit requires student presentation for credit.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Brett
Day : --W----
Start Time : 2:00 PM
End Time : 4:00 PM

5577  - Synapses Journal Club


Synaptic function and malleability are fundamental to nervous sytem function and disease. 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. It may be primarily of interest to students in the Neurosciences Program, but also 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 leading critical discussion of a current paper. 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, to lead discussion once per semester and to provide written critiques (1-2 pages each) of two papers. 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

5915  - Teaching Practice in Biology & Biomedical Sciences


Students serve as teaching assistants for undergraduate and graduate level courses. Faculty-supervised activities include: lecture preparation and presentation; leading discussion and problem-solving sessions; laboratory instruction. Prequisite, restricted to graduate students in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.
Section Instructors Room Schedule
01 Russell, John
Day : TBA
Start Time : 12:00 AM
End Time : 12:00 AM

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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