Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology - Selected Multidisciplinary Courses of Interest
Biomedical research is a multidisciplinary effort, requiring a broadly based expertise. For this reason, faculty members of the basic sciences departments at the Chicago Medical School have developed a series of multidisciplinary courses, focused on the molecular /cellular sciences and the neurosciences. Several seminar series featuring outside speakers complement the formal course offering. Related courses are listed under department headings.
Current Topics in Neurobiology GMTD 707
This interdisciplinary course will deal with selected topics of neurobiology that are of current and fundamental interest. It is presented by faculty of the Department of Neuroscience and the Departments of Biological Chemistry, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology and Biophysics. The course is organized into two parts: molecular/cellular (first quarter) and physiological/behavioral (second quarter). The topics covered in the first part include electrogenic properties of excitable membranes, axoplasmic transport, synaptic transmission and its modulation, neurotransmitter receptors, neuropeptides, neuroendocrine systems, and supporting non-neuronal cells and their products. The topics in the second part include blood-brain barrier, neural development, neuronal adaptation, neuronal control of biological rhythms, model neural systems, autonomic integration, vision, pain, sleep and temperature regulation. Fall and Winter Quarters, two hours per week (2 units). Prerequisite: Neuroscience (MNSC 501) or equivalent. Dr. Brandon and Faculty.
GMTD 709 Molecular and Cellular Sciences Seminar
Presentations on current literature and personal research by guest speakers in all aspects of molecular and cellular sciences. Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters, one hour alternative weeks (1 unit).
MBCH 502 Molecular Cell Biology
In this course, the molecular and cellular processes common to all eukaryotic cells are studied and, where appropriate, comparisons to procaryotic cells are made. The molecular and cellular processes of specific cell types and tissue types are also considered and related to their morphological appearances. Fall Quarter, five lecture hours and one conference hour per week (6 units). Dr. Walters and Faculty.
GGCS 717 Biostatistics
Introduction to data analysis and computer techniques for the biological sciences. Topics covered include: descriptive statistics, parametric and nonparametric hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, simple linear regression and correlation. Spring Quarter (4 units).
GMTD 800 Seminar (M.D. / Ph.D.)
This course is designed for the first two years of the M.D. / Ph.D. students or the first year of Ph.D. students course of study, before the selection of a major advisor and a basic science department. The students will take a seminar course from each of the six Departmental Seminar Programs. Students are required to attend and / or participate in at least one seminar per week from any of the Departmental seminars (BC 5233, CBA 5233, MB 5533, NS 5453, PMB 5609 and PB 5305). Autumn, Winter and Spring Quarters, one hour per week (1 unit). Dr. Meredith and Faculty.
GMTD 805 Introduction to Research (M.D. / Ph.D.)
This course is designed for the first two years of the M.D./Ph.D. student or the first year of the Ph.D. student’s course of study, before the selection of a major advisor and a basic science department. The student may take this course as laboratory research rotations. Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Quarters, hours and units to be arranged. All faculty