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For general course descriptions, please search for the course number in the Graduate Catalog. Course names link to the most recent syllabus provided by the course director, or to a course web page. Information shown in italics is subject to confirmation. Please contact course director for more info.

 

Critical Dates 2016:

Classes begin: January 5

Classes end: April 20

Module 1 = Tuesday, January 5 – Friday, February 5 (# class sessions: 13 MWF, 10 TTh)

Module 2 = Monday, February 8 – Friday, March 18 (# class sessions: 15 MWF, 10 TTh)

Module 3 = Monday, March 21 – Wednesday, April 20 (# class sessions: 14 MWF, 9 TTh)

Module 1-3 = all semester

Rotation 3: January 6 – February 13

Rotation Presentations: February 9-13

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology:

Genetics:

Immunology & Microbiology:

Molecular Cell Biology:

Neuroscience:

Physiology & Pharmacology:

 

Spring 2016 University Holidays:

Monday, Jan. 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Monday-Friday, Feb. 29-Mar. 4, Spring Break

 

Exam Reading Days: Apr. 21-22

Final Exam Week: Apr. 23 & 25-29

 

 

Contact: Brett Looney, M-130, 273-8602, blooney@ufl.edu

All first-year IDP students will be registered for the following courses:

 Course No. Course Title  Credits  Course Type  Module  Day(s)  Time  Room  Course Director(s)
 GMS 7003  Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research  1 Core 1-3  W McCormack
 GMS 6090  Journal Club  1  Semester 1-3
 GMS 6090  Laboratory Rotation  1  Semester 1-3

Suggested introductory courses for first-year students by concentration:

Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics 

 Course No.  Course Title  Credits  Course Type  Module  Day(s)  Time  Room  Course Director(s)
 BCH 6415 Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology  3 Semester 1-3  T Yang
BCH  6740 Physical Biochemistry/Structural Biology  (requires permission of instructor) 3 Semester 1-3 D Purich
BCH  6747 Structural Biology/Adv. Physical Biochemistry: Spectroscopy & Hydrodynamics 1 Module 2 T Mareci
BCH  7515 Structural Biology: Kinetics and Thermodynamics 1 Module 3 D Purich
BCH  6746 Structural Biology: Macromolecular Structure Determination 1 Module 1 R McKenna
 BCH 7414 Advanced Chromatin Structure  1 Semester 3 T Yang

Cancer Biology

Course No. Course Title Credits Course Type Module Day(s) Time Room Course Director(s)
GMS  6064 Tumor Biology 1 Module 3 S Narayan
GMS  6065 Cancer Biology 3 Core 1-2 D Siemann

Genetics

 Course No. Course Title  Credits Course Type   Module  Day(s) Time   Room  Course Director(s)
 GMS 6014 Application of Bioinformatics in Genetics Research  1  Module  1 L Zhou
 GMS 6012 Human Genetics  1  Module   2 M Wallace

Immunology & Microbiology

 Course No. Course Title  Credits   Course Type  Module  Day(s) Time  Room  Course Director(s) 
GMS  6121 Infectious Disease  3 Semester  1-3 S Tibbetts
GMS  6140 Principles of Immunology  4 Semester 1-3 W McCormack

  Molecular Cell Biology

 GMS 6421  Advanced Cell Biology (Need permission of course director)  4 Semester  1-3 S Narayan

 Neuroscience

 GMS 6021 Principles of Neuroscience I 2  Module 1 S Semple-Rowland & M Sarkisian
 GMS 6022 Principles of Neuroscience II: Signaling in The Nervous System  2 Module  3 T Foster & L Moroz
 GMS  6023 Principles of Neuroscience III 2 Module 2 E Candelario & H Khoshbouei

Physiology & Pharmacology

GMS  6009 Principles of Drug Action 3 Core 1-3 B Law
GMS  6471 Fundamentals of Physiology & Functional Genomics I 1 Core 1 H Kasahara
GMS  6472 Fundamentals of Physiology & Functional Genomics II 1 Module 2 H Kasahara
GMS  6473 Fundamentals of Physiology & Functional Genomics III 1 Module 3 H Kasahara

Electives

GMS  6841 Design and Analysis of Translational Research in Biomedical Sciences 2 Semester 1-3 Y Chi

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Advanced Program (MSB)

Contact: Elise Feagle, R3-234, 392-6896, slide99@ufl.edu
Course No. Course Title Credits Course Type Module Days Time Room Course Director(s)
BCH  6875 Crystallography Journal Club 1 Journal Club 1-3 R McKenna
BCH  6746 Structural Biology: Macromolecular Structure Determination 1 Module 1 R McKenna
BCH  6747 Structural Biology/Advanced Physical Biochemistry: Spectroscopy & Hydrodynamics 1 Module 2 T Mareci
BCH  7515 Structural Biology: Kinetics & Thermodynamics 1 Module 3 D Purich
BCH  6740 Physical Biochemistry/Structural Biology (Requires permission of instructor) 3 Semester 1-3 D Purich
BCH  6415 Advanced Molecular & Cell Biology 3 Semester 1-3 T Yang
BCH  7414 Advanced Chromatin Structure 1 Semester 3 T Yang
BCH  6878 Recent Advances in Cytoskeletal Processes 1 Journal Club 1-3 D Purich
BCH  6936 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal Club 1 Journal Club 1-3 R McKenna
BCH  6040 Research Discussion 1 Seminar 1-3 L Bloom
GMS  6195 Chromatin, Transcription & Epigenetics Journal Club (with MSG) 1 Journal Club 1-3 M Kladde, T Yang & J Bungert

Cancer Biology Advanced Program (MSA)

Contact: Thomas Franklin, B1-3, 273-8473, tomfranklin@ufl.edu
 Course No.  Course Title
Credits
Course Type
Module
Days
Time
Room
Course Director(s)
 GMS 6065  Cancer Biology  3  Core 1-2 D Siemann
 GMS 6090  Cancer Biology Research Discussion (sec 13G1)  1  Seminar 1-3
 GMS 6691  Special Topics Cell Biology- Cancer Biology Concentration “Journal Club”  1 Journal Club 1-3  M. Zajac-Kaye

Genetics Advanced Program (MSG)

Contact: Kris Minkoff, R2-220, 273-6380, kminkoff@ufl.edu
 Course No.  Course Title  Credits  Course Type  Module  Days  Time  Room  Course Director(s)
GMS  5905 RNA Interference and MicroRNAs: From Advances in Cell Biology to Therapeutic Applications in the Treatment of Human Diseases (with MSM) (first year students should contact Dr. Chan before registering) 1 Semester 1-3 E Chan
GMS  6338 Cancer Metastasis 3 Module 3 L Wu & J Lu
GMS  6231 Genomics and Bioinformatics 3 Module 1-3 M Kirst
GMS  6195 Chromatin, Transcription & Epigenetics Journal Club (with MSG) 1 Journal Club 1-3 M Kladde, T Yang & J Bungert
GMS  6920 Genetics Colloquy/Journal Club 1 Journal Club 1-3 M Wallace
GMS  6290 Genetics/Genomics Seminar 1 Semester 1-3 C Mulligan & J Bungert
GMS  6014 Application of Bioinformatics in Genetics Research 1 Module 1 L Zhou
GMS  6155 DNA Microarray Data Analysis (minimum 5 students) 1 Module 3 H Baker
GMS  6012 Human Genetics 1 Module 2 M Wallace
GMS  7191 MGM Research Conference 1 Module 1-3 H Baker
GMS  6034 Advanced Virology (with MSI) 1 Module 1 R Renne
GMS  6035 Advanced Virology II, RNA Viruses (with MSI) 1 Module 2 R Renne
GMS  6036 Advanced Virology III, DNA Viruses (with MSI) 1 Module 3 R Renne

Immunology & Microbiology Advanced Program (MSI)

Contact: Kris Minkoff, R2-220, 273-6380, kminkoff@ufl.edu
Course No. Course Title Credits Course Type Module Days Time Room Course Director(s)
GMS  6121 Infectious Disease 3 Semester 1-3 S Tibbets
GMS  6140 Principles of Immunology 4 Semester 1-3 W McCormack
GMS  6234 Introduction to Phylodynamics 3 Semester 1-3 M Salemi
GMS  6034 Advanced Virology  (with MSG) 1 Module 1 R Renne
GMS  6035 Advanced Virology II, RNA Viruses 1 Module 2 R Renne
GMS  6036 Advanced Virology III, DNA Viruses 1 Module 3 R Renne
GMS  6198 Bacterial Pathogenesis Journal Club 1 Journal Club 1-3 L Kesavalu
GMS  6196 Virology Journal Club  1 Journal Club 1-3 D Bloom
 GMS  6193  Oral Biology Research Conference  1 Seminar 1-3 J Brady
GMS  6191  HIV and Human Immune Deficiency  1 Journal Club 1-3 M Goodenow
GMS  6921  Immunology Journal Club  1 Journal Club 1-3 L Morel
VME  6464  Molecular Pathogenesis  3 Semester 1-3  T Barbet & J Dame
VME  6934 Molecular Pathogenesis 1 Module 1 T Barbet & J Dame
VME  6934 Molecular Pathogenesis 1 Module 2 T Barbet & J Dame
VME  6934 Molecular Pathogenesis 1 Module 3 T Barbet & J Dame
VME  6934 Current Topics in Microbial Pathogenesis 3 Semester 1-3 D Allred
 GMS 6190  Advanced Postgraduate Program in Clinical Investigation Seminar 1 Semester 1-3  R. Shorr

Molecular Cell Biology Advanced Program (MSM)

Contact: Kimberly Hodges B1-12, 273-8473, kahodges@ufl.edu
Course No. Course Title Credits Course Type Module Days Time Room Course Director(s)
GMS  5905 RNA Interference and MicroRNAs: From Advances in Cell Biology to Therapeutic Applications in the Treatment of Human Diseases (with MSG) (first year students should contact Dr. Chan before registering) 1 Semester 1-3 E Chan
GMS  6421 Advanced Cell Biology 4 Semester 1-3 S Narayan
GMS  6064 Tumor Biology 1 Module 3 S Narayan
GMS  6062 Protein Trafficking (offered in even years only) 1 Module 3 J Aris
GMS  6063 Mechanisms of Aging (offered in odd years only) 1 Module 3 J Aris
GMS  6692 Research Anat Cell Biology 1 Module 1-3 Y Qiu
GMS  6331 Stem Cell Biology 1 Module 1 N Terada
GMS  6336 Advanced Stem Cell Biology – Regenerative Medicine 1 Module 2 E Scott
GMS  6335 Advanced Stem Cell Biology – Translational Research and Clinical Applications Class website 1 Module 3 C Cogle
GMS  6690 Molecular Cell Biology Journal Club 1 Journal Club 1-3 Y Daaka

Neuroscience Advanced Program (MSN)

Contact: Sarah Tyson, L1-100,352-627-9205, tysons089@ufl.edu
Course No. Course Title Credits Course Type Module Days Time Room Course Director(s)
GMS  6021 Principles I : Organization & Development of the Nervous System (Requires permission of instructor) 2 Module 1 S Semple-Rowland & M Sarkisian
GMS  6022 Principles II: Integration of Classical Electrophysiology with Genomics, Metabolomics and Proteomics(non-Neuroscience Students require permission of instructor) 2 Module 3 T Foster & L Moroz
GMS  6023 Principles of Neuroscience III: Neuropharmacology & its Clinical Application 2 Module 2 E. Candelario & H. Khoshbouei
GMS  6029 Brain Journal Club: Journal Club at Whitney Lab (requires permission) 1 Journal Club 1-3 B Battelle
GMS  6029 Brain Journal Club: Experimental Design and Analyses 1 Journal Club 1-3 R. Mandel
GMS  6029 Brain Journal Club: Journal Club Animal Models and Pathology of Neurological Disease 1 Journal Club 1-3 Y Li
GMS  6029 Brain Journal Club: Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders Disorders(minimum of 3 registered students required) 1 Journal Club 1-3 D.Morgan & B. Setlow
GMS  6029 Brain Journal Club: Membrane Protein Trafficking (requires permission) 1 Journal Club 1-3 H. Khoshbouei
GMS  6029 Brain Journal Club: Scientific Manuscripts and Presentations(will decide schedule at first meeting) (requires permission) Min 3, Max 6 students 1 Journal Club 1-3 S Semple-Rowland
GMS  6029 Brain Journal Club: Neurodegenerative Research 1 Journal Club 1-3 S Dore
GMS  6080 Basic Magnetic Resonance Imaging(minimum of 4 enrolled students required) 1 Module 2 S Blackband
GMS  6074 Comparative and Evolutionary Neurobiology 3 Semester 1-3
GMS  6223 Drosophila Neurogenetics: from Development to Function 1 Module 2 P. Fernandez-Funez & D Rincon-Limas
GMS  6090 Directed Readings: Cognitive Methods & Human Research (Requires permission) 3 Semester 1-3 S. Nixon
GMS  6791 Visual Neuroscience Journal Club (Requires permission) Meets biweekly 1 Journal Club 1-3 S Boye
GMS  7794 Neuroscience Seminar 1 Seminar 1-3 T. Golde
GMS  6792 Neuroscience Graduate Research Seminar 1 Semester 1-3 J. Lewis
GMS  6090 Direct Readings: Cognitive Methods & Human Research 3 Semester 1-3 S. Nixon
GMS  6007 Fundamentals of Neuroscience 2 Semester 1-3 S Semple-Rowland
GMS  6711 Neurobiology of Pain 1 Module 1-3 Y Cruz-Almeida

Physiology & Pharmacology Advanced Program (MSP)

Contact: Robyn Edwards, M-552, 294-5064, redwards@ufl.edu
Course No. Course Title Credits Course Type Module Days Time Room Course Director(s)
GMS  6413 Advances in Hypertension Research(Requires permission of instructor) 2 Semester 1-3 C Baylis
GMS  6496 Recent Advances in Physiology 1 Module C Wood
GMS  6400C Principles of Medical Physiology(course director permission required) same as GMS 6405+6406+6408+6411+6415 below 6 Module 2-3 B Stevens
GMS  6405 Fundamentals of Endocrine Physiology 1 Module K Conrad
GMS  6406 Fundamentals of Pulmonary /Respiratory Physiology 1 P Sayeski
GMS  6408 Fundamentals of Renal Physiology 1 C Baylis
GMS   6411 Fundamentals of Cardiovascular & Muscle Physiology 1 J Delp
GMS  6415 Fundamentals of Gastrointestinal Physiology 1 B Stevens
GMS  7593 Functional Genomic Applications in Pharmacology and Toxicology 2 Module 1-2 N Denslow & T Sabo-Attwood
GMS  6471  Fundamentals of Physiology & Functional Genomics I  1 Core 1 H Kasahara
GMS  6472  Fundamentals of Physiology & Functional Genomics II 1  Module 2 H Kasahara
 GMS  6473  Fundamentals of Physiology & Functional Genomics III 1 Module 3  H Kasahara
 GMS  6491  Journal Club in Physiology  1 Journal Club 1-3 J Delp
GMS  6495 Seminar in Physiology 1 Seminar 1-3 J Delp
GMS  6590  Seminar in Pharmacology  1 Seminar 1-3 J Harrison
GMS  6009  Principles of Drug Action  3 Core 1-3 B Law
 GMS  6683  Fundamentals of Vascular Physiology and Pathology  2 Semester 1-3 Z Jiang & S Oh
 GMS  6592  Ion Channels Journal Club: Pharmacology, Biophysics & Excitable Membranes  1 Journal Club 1-3 R Papke