Molecular Sciences

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

NOTE: these offerings are not yet official and are subject to change.

MSCI 800 Master's Thesis and Research Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day: TBA    Time: TBA    Place: TBA Credit: by arrangement
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science
MSCI 814 Bioinformatics I David Nelson
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 01/09/2014     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 03/27/2014
Day : Th    Time : 2:30-5:00    Place : B107
Credit: 2
This course consists of eleven 2.5-hour segments. The material will be introduced in a brief lecture format for 30-45 minutes as necessary. The majority of time will be spent using computer applications of bioinformatics tools. The course is designed to provide practical training in bioinformatics methods including accessing the major public sequence databases, using the five BLAST tools to find sequences, analyzing protein and nucleic acid sequences, detecting motifs or domains in proteins, assembling protein sequences from genomic DNA, detecting exons and finding intron-exon boundaries, aligning sequences (Clustal W), and making phylogenetic trees (Phylip). Basic proteomics methods and comparative genomics will also be discussed. Students should leave the course with a working knowledge of how to carry out research using these tools.
MSCI 815 Bioinformatics II David Nelson
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 04/03/2014     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 05/08/2014
Day : TBA    Time : 2:30-5:00    Place : B107
Credit: 1
This course consists of six 2.5-hour segments partially as lecture and partially as computer tutorial sessions to demonstrate advanced bioinformatics methods and the use of databases. The course follows Bioinformatics I. Topics include knowledge base mining; 3D structure viewers like Cn3D, the VAST databases of 3D structure alignments; use of genome browsers like UCSC and Ensembl and NCBI's genomic biology section; gene arrays--their construction, use, and data analysis; mapping quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and radiation hybrid mapping; genome assembly and annotation.
MSCI 828 Principles of Laboratory Instruction Pat Ryan
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day: TBA    Time: TBA    Place: TBA Credit: 1
Conferences and hands-on experience on methods of instruction and practice in supervision of students who are performing laboratory experiments.
MSCI 840 Special Topics in Molecular Sciences (Section 006 Cell Biology) Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day: TBA    Time: TBA    Place: TBA Credit: variable
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest.
MSCI 861 Cellular Signaling Susan Senogles
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day : M, W    Time : 9:00-10:20    Place : A315
Credit: 3
The course will provide a comprehensive survey of cellular signaling, describing, mechanisms of signal transduction. The lectures will detail cellular signaling from the major classes of cell surface receptors to the impact on nuclear events. The class will emphasize the integration and coordination of signaling pathways in the cell and how this impacts on the fact of the cell. Prerequisite(s): IP 842 Systems Biology , IP 843 Cellular and Molecular Biology
MSCI 900 Doctoral Dissertation and Research Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day: TBA    Time: TBA    Place: TBA Credit: and hours by arrangement
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's advisor, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
MSCI 910 Student Seminar Pat Ryan
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day : Tu    Time : 12:00-12:50    Place : A303
Credit: 3
Reports of current research are made by students for fellows and staff. Presentations are followed by general informal discussion. Under certain circumstances, topics of current interest in the field are selected and reviewed by students and staff members.
MSCI 932 Viral Pathogenesis Lorraine Albritton
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 01/13/2014     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 04/11/2014
Day : M,F    Time : 8:00-9:20    Place : A313
Credit: 2
The goal of this course is to explore the interactions between viruses and their hosts that result in pathogenic effects and disease. The course will provide an understanding of virus structure, entry, replication and assembly which will form the basis for a comprehensive overview of the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for pathogenesis resulting from infection of a host by viruses. The first portion of the course consists of lectures and discussion that present in detail the molecular, structural, and cellular mechanisms that determine virus tropism, entry, replication, dissemination, and responses by the host. The second half of the course will build on information presented in MSCI 931 ?Immune Response to Pathogens? using defined virus model systems to provide a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of the concepts that govern virus-host interactions and that lead to disease. Upon completion of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the molecular and cellular bases for pathogenesis resulting from infection of a host by viruses. The topics are discussed using a format involving a series of introductory lectures followed by a second series of classes consisting of in-class discussion of pertinent research papers. The papers to be read and discussed include classical papers establishing essential concepts and current papers that add detail to the topic under discussion. Prerequisite(s): MSCI 931 Immune Response to Pathogens , IP 842 Systems Biology
MSCI 934 Techniques I - Biochemical and Cellular Methods Martha Howe
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 05/02/2014
Day : WF    Time : 10:30-11:50    Place : A310
Credit: 2
The theory and practical application of commonly used techniques in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, and structural biology are considered, including absorption and emission spectroscopy; multiple chromatographic methods for use both with and without tags; protein purification strategies; protein electrophoresis and blotting; mass spectroscopy and proteomics; NMR and X-ray crystallography; generation and use of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies; flow cytometry; light, fluorescence, and confocal microscopy; apoptosis and cell purification.

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Fall 2014

MSCI 612 Elements of Microbiology Pat Ryan
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day: TBA    Time: TBA    Place: TBA Credit: 5
A course on the fundamental aspects of microbial growth, nutrition, and genetics; mechanisms of infection and resistance; and a survey of disease-producing microorganisms with emphasis on those associated with the oral cavity. Dental student course.
MSCI 828 Principles of Laboratory Instruction Pat Ryan
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day: TBA    Time: TBA    Place: TBA Credit: 1
Conferences and hands-on experience on methods of instruction and practice in supervision of students who are performing laboratory experiments.
MSCI 840 Special Topics in Molecular Sciences (Section 004 Bacterial Pathogenesis) Pat Ryan
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day : TBA    Time : TBA    Place : TBA Credit: variable
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest.
MSCI 910 Student Seminar Pat Ryan
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 09/25/2012     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 12/11/2012
Day : Tu    Time : 12-1:00 pm    Place : GEB A302 Credit: 3
Reports of current research are made by students for fellows and staff. Presentations are followed by general informal discussion. Under certain circumstances, topics of current interest in the field are selected and reviewed by students and staff members.
MSCI 931 Immunity and Inflammation Elizabeth Fitzpatrick
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 08/13/2012     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 12/14/2012
Day : M, Th    Time : 10:30-11:50 am    Place : GEB A315 Credit: 2
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of resistance to infection and immunity to viral and bacterial pathogens. The lectures are intended to complement the immunology and pathophysiology lectures in IP 842 Systems Biology to provide a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of the concepts that govern host-pathogen interactions. Lectures will present in detail the molecular genetic, structural, and cellular mechanisms that determine innate and adaptive immune cell activation and effector function. The literature review will use landmark papers to document research that has elucidated innate and adaptive immune mechanisms that determine resistance to infection by bacteria and viruses. At the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive understanding of innate and adaptive immunity to viruses and bacteria. Students will understand in detail the molecular genetic, structural, and cellular basis for immune response to viruses and bacteria. Combined with the information learned in Molecular and Cellular Bases for Pathogenesis of Viruses? and ?Molecular and Cellular Bases for Pathogenesis of Bacteria, students will have a comprehensive understanding of host-pathogen relationships that ultimately lead to the elimination of infectious agents or the establishment of productive infections.
MSCI 935 Techniques II - Methods for Nucleic Acids Martha Howe
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 08/22/2012     Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : 12/14/2012
Day : W, F    Time : 10:30-11:50 am    Place : GEB A15 Credit: 2
The theory and practical application of commonly used techniques for working with nucleic acids are considered, including nucleic acid isolation, quantitation, and electrophoresis; hybridization, mini-and micro arrays; DNA sequencing; oligonucleotide synthesis, uses, PCR and qPCR; restriction and modification enzymes, and polymerases; prokaryotic and eukaryotic cloning vectors; library construction and clone detection; cDNA-expression and siRNA-silencing libraries; making transgenic mice; in vitro mutagenesis, gel retardation, footprinting, and chromatin assays.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
9:00 amGraduate Studies Council - cancelled (add this)
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2:00 pmDissertation Defense - Robyn Umans (BiomedSci), GEB A204 (add this)
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DetailRobyn Umans - Biomedical Sciences “Genetic and Chemical Dissection of Blood-Brain Barrier Development in Zebrafish” A204 General Education Building
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
9:30 amDissertation Defense - Nayaab Khan (BiomedSci), GEB A304 (add this)
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DetailNayaab Khan - Biomedical Sciences “Group IV Cytosolic Phospholipase A2α Is Critical for the Development of Angiotensin II-Induced Hypertension and Associated Pathogenesis” A304 General Education Building
Friday, September 26, 2014
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
8:30 amDissertation Defense - Jingjing Li (BiomedSci), GEB A303 (add this)
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DetailJingjing Li - Biomedical Sciences “Effect of Nedd4 Haploinsufficiency on Insulin Sensitivity, Adiposity and Neuronal Behaviors” A303 General Education Building
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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