CMDB Courses and Schedule

Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Curriculum    

 

Weeks

Credit Hours

Year 01, Semester 01

GBS Core Curriculum

10

6

GBS 710 Cell Signaling

4

2

GBS Laboratory Rotation #1 (August – Mid-November)

10

2

GBS Laboratory Rotation #2 (Mid November – Early February)

6

2

     
   

10

Year 01, Semester 02

GBS Laboratory Rotation #2 (Mid-November – Early February)

12

2

Module 1 (Jan.) (Select one module)  

  1. (BSB) GBS 780, Lab Methods

  2. (GGS) GBS 724, Principles of Gen. Inheritance

  3. (IMM) GBS 740A, Intro to Immunology

  4. (Micro) GBS 768, Communicating Science

  5. (Neuro) GBS 731, Prin of Cell Neuro

  6. (PBMM) GBS 704, Intro to Exp Med

4

2

Module 2 (Feb.) (Select one module)

  1. (BSB) GBS 781, Molecular Enzymology

  2. (CMDB) Choose from any Module 2 Class

  3. (GGS) GBS 720, Genomic Structure/Function

  4. (CB) GBS 720, Genomic Structure/Function

  5. (IMM) GBS 740B, Intro to Immunology

  6. (Micro) GBS 760, Prokar Gene & Molecular Biology

  7. (PBMM) GBS 750, Nerves, Muscles, Bones

4

2

Module 3 (March) (Select one module)

  1. (CMDB) GBS 714, Developmental Neuroscience

  2. (BSB) GBS 782, Molecular Genetics

  3. (GGS) Genetic Epidemiology

  4. (CB) GBS 770, Pathobio of Cancer

  5. (IMM) GBS 741, Lymphocyte Biology

  6. (MICRO) GBS 763, Microbial Pathogen

  7. (PBMM) GBS 752, GI, Endo, Imm Systems

4

2

Module 4 (April) (Select one module)

  1. (BSB/CMDB) GBS 784, Stem Cell Biology 

  2. (GGS) GBS 748, Model Sys for Gen/Epigen Analysis

  3. (IMM) GBS 744, Mucosal Imm

  4. (MICRO) GBS 764, Structural Biology

  5. (NEURO) GBS 733, Diseses of the Nervous System

  6. (PBMM) GBS 753, Pharm & Mol Med

4

2

Methods and Scientific Logic (Journal Club – Once per week)

16

1

GBS Laboratory Rotation #3 (Early February – Mid-April)

9

1

Students select mentor

   
   

11

Summer Year 1

GBS Statistics for Biomedical Sciences

8

2

GBS Bioethics/Scientific Integrity

2

3

Non-Dissertation Research

10

4

     
   

9

Year 02, Semester 01

Module 5 (Sept.) (Select one module)

  1. (CMDB) Development and Evolution

  2. Other Approved Theme Module Electives 

4

2

Module 6 (Oct.)

  1. (CMDB) Skeletal development and disease

  2. Other Approved Theme Module Electives 

4

2

Module 7 (Nov.) (Select one module)

  1. (CMDB) Mechanisms of birth defects

  2. Other Approved Theme Module Electives 

4

2

Non-Dissertation Research

16

3

CMDB-Approved Seminar Series

16

1

CMDB Journal Club

16

1

     
   

11

Year 02, Semester 02

Grantsmanship and Scientific Writing (April-May)

8

4

Module 8 (Select one module, until curriculum requirements are filled)

(Jan.)   

  1. (CMDB) Cell Signaling

  2. (CB) Cancer I – Pathogenesis

  3. (GGS) Genomics

  4. Other Approved Theme Module Electives 

(Feb.)

  1. (CMDB) Cellular Membranes and Organelles

  2. (CMDB) Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Developmental Biology

  3. (GGS) Quantitative Genetics and Systems Biology

  4. (CB) Cancer II – Etiology

  5. Other Approved Theme Modules

(March)

  1. Cell and Matrix Interactions in Disease & Development

  2. (CMDB) Developmental Neuroscience

  3. (GGS) Animal Model Systems for Genetic and Genomic Analyses

  4. (CB) Cancer III (Cell Cycle and Apoptosis)

  5. Other Approved Theme Modules

(April) 

  1. (CMDB) Stem Cell Biology 

  2. (GGS) Bioinformatics

  3. Other Approved Theme Modules

4

2

Dissertation Research

16

3

CMDB Journal Club

16

1

CMDB-Approved Seminar Series

16

1

     

Qualifying Exam (May – August)

   
   

11

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