Biomedical research training program (BRTP)

M.S. students must select two of the core BRTP courses, while Ph.D. must take all four BRTP courses.

BRTP 821. Macromolecular Structure and Function
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in the biochemistry of macromolecules, including the structure, characterization, purification, and functional analysis of proteins and nucleic acids.
4 credits / Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BRTP 822. The Cell and Gene Regulation
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of cell structure, cell division, the experimental study of cells, and the regulation of gene expression.
3 credits / Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BRTP 823. Molecular Cell Biology
This course provides the fundamental concepts for understanding genetic analysis and cell function. The relationships between cellular functions and their biochemistry are examined in membrane transport, energy production, protein secretion, cytoskeletal structure/function, and cell specification.
2 credits / Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BRTP 824. Cell Signaling
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of cell signaling and cell regulation. Concepts include receptor systems, signal transduction, regulation of membrane potential, and the relationships between cell signaling and development, cancer, neurobiology, and immunobiology. Medical School Biochemistry may be substituted by M.D./Ph.D. students.
3 credits / Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Pathology and Microbiology (PAMM)

M.S. and Ph.D. students are also required to take the following courses that pertain to their chosen degree program.

PAMM 970. Graduate Student Research Seminars
Research seminar is a public forum for the student to gain experience in presenting scientific data. The course is required each fall and spring semester for students in the pathology and microbiology graduate program. Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students will present their research once each year excluding the first year, while M.S. students will present their research once during their graduate career.
1 credit / Prerequisite: By permission.

PAMM 896. Research Other Than Thesis
This course is not one of the electives to satisfy two courses.
Credits arranged / Prerequisite: By permission.

PAMM 992. Advanced Topics in Microbiology Biomedical Literature
Advanced study in one of several disciplines such as bacteriology, immunology, mycology, virology, parasitology, tissue culture, electron microscopy, cell biology, molecular biology, etc. This course discusses literature directly published to the Basic Science Seminar speakers, who use state-of-the-art technology to address fundamental questions in the medical sciences. They will include invited speakers from around the country, as well as faculty members within our department. Please see link for a listing of prior Basic Science Seminar speakers. All students must enroll in PAMM 992 for fall and spring semester each year.
1 credit

PAMM 899. Master’s Thesis
Required to be taken by M.S. candidates.

PAMM 999. Doctoral Dissertation
Required to be taken by Ph.D. candidates.

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