Introduction to Developmental Biology – DB9085C – 3 graduate credits
The course content includes principles of Developmental Biology and Molecular Medicine including but not limited to history of the field, model organism life cycles, evolution of developmental patterns, experimental embryology, the genetic code, differential gene expression, cell-cell communication, fertilization, invertebrate and vertebrate anatomy, body axis specification, organogenesis, comparative mechanisms of evolutionary change and underlying principles of topics relevant to human pediatric diseases. Current technologies in this area such as bioinformatics, microarrays, model organism transgenics, and exposure to developing worm, fruit fly, frog, zebrafish, chick and mouse embryos will be taught via demonstration laboratories. At the end of this course students are expected to understand key concepts, terminology and molecular mechanisms in Developmental Biology, the major model organisms of the field and laboratory experimental techniques used to investigate the development of these organisms. Students will learn course content using the assigned textbook, UC electronic blackboard, UC library, online journals, email instructions from course directors and information disseminated in hands-on laboratory demonstrations.
Molecular & Cellular Biology – GNTD7001 – 3 graduate credits
Primarily a lecture based course that represents the first course in the core curriculum series that is designed for all first year graduate students in the College of Medicine. Topics include DNA replication, recombination, and repair; Cell cycle regulation; Transcriptional regulation; Translational regulation; Protein trafficking; etc.
Biochemistry & Cell Signaling – GNTD7002 – 3 graduate credits
Primarily a lecture based course that represents the second course in the core curriculum series that is designed for all first year graduate students in the College of Medicine. Topics include Protein structure and function, Metabolism, Signal transduction pathways including proliferative and cell death pathways.