Required Courses

Integrated core curriculum

All Ph.D. students in the Immunology, Pathology and Infectious Disease program must take all three core IPBS courses in the first semester:

                  IPBS     801       Fundamentals of Biomolecules
                  IPBS     802       Molecular Cell Biology
                  IPBS     803       Fundamentals of Receptors and Cell Signaling

IPBS 801. Fundamentals of Biomolecules
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.
3 credits / Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

IPBS 802. Molecular Cell Biology
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.

IPBS 803. Fundamentals of Receptors and Cell Signaling
This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of cell signaling and cell regulation.
1 credit / Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

M.S. and Ph.D. for students in the Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease graduate program 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. 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: None

PAMM 896. Research Other Than Thesis
Credits arranged / Prerequisite: None.

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. 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.