Grant Writing – DB9089 – 1 graduate credit
This course is intended to instruct Molecular & Developmental Biology students on grant writing strategies and techniques.
Regulation of Gene Expression – DB9088 – 2 graduate credits
Provides a fundamental knowledge of how eukaryotic gene expression is regulated, with a focus on state of the art experimental approaches. This knowledge is gained through a combination of both lecture and a discussion of the primary literature with ample opportunities for student-student and student-faculty interaction. Discussion sessions focus on the primary literature, utilizing a mix of both research publications and authoritative reviews of current trends in gene regulation research.
Advanced Topics in Developmental Biology – DB9086 – 1 graduate credit
Offered in odd years only (2023, 2025, etc)
This is an advanced level course comprised of two modules, varying by year, that covers “hot topics” and recent cutting-edge research centered on molecular and cellular mechanisms driving biological processes. The course employs a unique combination of approaches to rigorously convey complex topics in Developmental Biology including didactic lectures and student presentation of primary papers.
Development and Disease – DB9087 – 2 graduate credits
Offered in even years only (2024, 2026, etc)
This course explores the developmental basis of human disease processes. It is a natural consequence of recent insights into the molecular basis of normal and abnormal development. Presentations by researchers and clinicians emphasize the integration of basic science and medicine. The course focuses to the molecular basis of diseases affecting major organs. Meetings will include interactive discussions and presentations. Participants should have familiarity with developmental biology and biomedical research. This course will cover topics not covered in our other Developmental Biology courses.
Ethics in Research – GNTD7003 – 1 graduate credit
This course introduces students to ethical theories generally and the ethical and regulatory issues they are likely to encounter as researchers. Students will learn to identify issues, how to analyze ethical issues in research, and to develop coherent justifications for their ethical and responsible conduct of research.