Molecular Sciences

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

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 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 930 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Pathogenesis Lorraine Albritton
Starting date (MM/dd/yyyy) : Start of semester Ending date (MM/dd/yyyy) : End of semester
Day: TBA Time: TBA Place: TBA Credit: 3
This is an amended proposal for modification of the existing approved course MSCI 930 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Pathogenesis. 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 the molecular and cellular mechanisms responsible for pathogenesis resulting from infection of a human host by viruses, bacteria and fungi. Classes will build on information presented in IP805 ?Essentials of Molecular Biology? and in MSCI 931 ?Immune Response to Pathogens? using defined viral, bacterial and fungal model systems to provide a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of the concepts that govern host-pathogen interactions and that lead to disease. Upon completion of the course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the molecular and cellular bases for pathogenesis resulting from infection of a human host by viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of virulence factors, how their expression is controlled at both the molecular and cellular levels and how these pathogen-specific factors affect cells and tissues of the host. The topics are discussed using a format involving in-class discussion of key concepts and answers to pre-class study questions followed, by in-class discussion of pertinent assigned research papers. The papers to be read and discussed include classical papers establishing essential concepts and current papers that exemplify and add detail to the topic under discussion. Combined with the information learned in the prerequisite courses, students will also have a comprehensive understanding of host-pathogen relationships that ultimately lead to the elimination of infectious agents or the establishment of productive infections. Prerequisites: IP805 Essentials of Molecular Biology and MSCI 931 Immunity and Inflammation, or permission of the course director. Spring semester. Credit: 3 (3-0). Prerequisite(s): MSCI 931 Immunity and Inflammation , IP 805 Essentials of Molecular 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: 3
This is an amended proposal for the MSCI 931 Immunity and Inflammation course. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of resistance to infection and immunity to microbial pathogens. The 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 reviews will use papers to document research that has elucidated innate and adaptive immune mechanisms that determine host resistance to infection. At the end of the course it is expected that students will have a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of the concepts that govern host-pathogen interactions. Prerequisite(s): IP841 Essentials of Cell Biology
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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