College of Medicine

Graduate School

PHYO 5103 General Physiology
The course is designed to develop a foundation in human physiology by its focus on the functional activities and control mechanisms of cells, tissues and organs and the integration of organ system to maintain homeostasis. Class lectures are supplemented with discussions of assigned papers as a forum for integrating research findings with basic concepts.
Course Director: Rosalia Simmen, Ph.D.

PHYO 5104 Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology
This graduate course combines didactic lectures and in-class discussions of scientific papers focusing on the fundamentals of hormone action and signal transduction at the cellular and molecular levels. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding and critical thinking/discussion of key mechanisms and experimental approaches in molecular endocrinology with applicability to other areas of biology.
Course Director: Rosalia Simmen, Ph.D.

NDBS 5111 Cell Biology
The structure and function of cells and cellular organelles with particular attention to how these interact in larger units of organization. (Same as ANAT 5093 and BIOC 5093)
Course Director: Jason Chang, Ph.D.

PHYO 5112 Regulation of Gene Expression
The focus of this course is on the various processes involved in the flow of information from genes to their expressed products. Regulation of these processes are explored in depth for both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Topics include: genomic organization, DNA replication and recombination, transcription, RNA processing, translation, genomics and proteomics, differentiation and development. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Course Director: Patricia A. Wight, Ph.D.

MBIM 6103 Molecular Cell Biology
Lectures and discussion of relevant publications which cover major processes in cell biology. Classes will emphasize the molecular models and experimental data that describe these cell processes. Topics include nuclear import/export, protein secretion and trafficking, endocytosis and excytosis, cell cycle control and signal transduction. Prerequisite: Prior course in cell biology or consent; course in biochemistry or molecular biology recommended.
Course Director: Vladimir Lupashin, Ph.D.