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MSMGDB 2500 MS Thesis Research

Laboratory projects to fulfill the requirements for the Masters of Science degree. All semesters.

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MSMGDB 2525 Developmental Mechanisms of Human Disease

This course covers principles of developmental biology and how embryonic developmental pathways impinge on human disease. Topics include congenital organ related disease, stem cell based reproductive events relating to disease. Prerequisites: ... Learn more>

MSMGDB 2535 Model Organisms

This course covers the use of vertebrate and invertebrate model organisms in biomedical research. Topics include the use of several models including: mouse, rat, zebrafish, xenopus, C. elegans, and Drosophila. Special emphasis will be placed on ... Learn more>

MSMGDB 2550 Research Seminar

A weekly Research In Progress seminar presented by students and post-doctoral fellows. Weekly attendance and participation by all MGDB students is required. Fall and Spring semesters.

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MSMGDB 2590 Directed Study

A laboratory course providing the student an opportunity to carry out a laboratory project under the direction of a member of the Program prior to admission to candidacy for the PhD. All semesters.

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MSMGDB 3500 PhD Dissertation Research

After advancement to candidacy for the PhD degree, students enroll in this course to pursue original experimental laboratory research, the results of which will provide the substance of their doctoral dissertation. A minimum of 40 credits of this ... Learn more>

MSMGDB 3510 Advanced Topics in Gene Expression

This course consists of lectures and class presentations on recent advances in the molecular genetics. The emphasis of the course is on the regulation of gene expression at the DNA, RNA and protein levels. Regulation in eukaryotes is emphasized, ... Learn more>

MSMGDB 3530 Genome Instability and Human Disease

This course will emphasize the molecular biology and biochemistry of DNA repair (Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2015), placing these mechanisms into the context of other cellular processes as they pertain to health and disease. More than 40 distinct ... Learn more>

MSMGDB 3540 Reproductive Development from Model Organisms to Humans

This course focuses on the molecular aspects of the transition from gamete to a reproductive organism. The course progresses through the building of germ cells, fertilization and stem cell participation to sex determination, gonad morphogenesis, ... Learn more>

MSMGDB 3550 Stem Cells

The course entitled “Stem Cells” will provide a comprehensive overview on this intriguing and highly debated topic. The course will focus on the biology of stem cells and their role in health and disease with emphasis on development, ... Learn more>