Immunology from an experimental perspective. Anatomy, development, and function of the immune system. Immune system in infectious diseases. Mechanisms and pathogenesis of immunological disorders. Evolution of immunological concepts.
Introduces new Cellular Biology graduate students to research in the department, to research facilities, to the Science Library, and to laboratory safety. Professional ethics and responsibilities.
Biological processes accompanying aging in human and other organisms. Emphasis on physiological decline; theoretical explanations; attempts to prolong life; and the utility and limitations of model systems used to analyze human aging.
Parasites are responsible for classical tropical diseases and emerging opportunistic infections in the United States. We will discuss the biology of parasites, their vectors and hosts, and the diseases they cause, emphasizing modern molecular concepts. The class will also cover epidemiology,…
Protists (algae, protozoa, and zoosporic fungi) with an emphasis on cell structure, evolution, and life histories. Laboratories will concentrate on examination of living and fixed materials and will include methods of isolation and culturing of protists.
Vertebrate endocrinology and the principles of chemical integration, emphasizing the physiology of regulatory mechanisms and the cellular and molecular bases of hormone action.
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Instrument theory and theory of specimen preparation for both transmission and scanning electron microscopy. Fundamentals of X-ray microanalysis, image processing, and image analysis.
Operation of both transmission (TEM) and scanning electron microscopes (SEM). Preparation of specimens (ultramicrotomy, critical point drying, negative staining) for examination in both TEM and SEM. Basics of X-ray microanalysis.
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
This course provides opportunities for senior Cellular Biology graduate students to obtain supervised, documented experience in preparing and delivering lectures and/or leading discussions.
Molecular cell biology emphasizing experimental approaches that have led to our current understanding of cellular architecture, macromolecular components and how they influence cell function.
Modern microscopical techniques: brightfield, phase, DIC, fluorescence, confocal, scanning tunneling, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Related techniques: X-ray microanalysis photomicrography, and image analysis and processing.
Current research in cellular biology. Emphasis on subdisciplinary subjects of cell and molecular biology, developmental biology, molecular parasitology, immunology, cellular neurobiology, and related areas.
An overview of the principles of effective communication in the format of a research grant, manuscript, thesis/dissertation, abstract, short talk, research lecture, and class lecture. Opportunities for students to practice communication skills are provided in the weekly writing, speaking, and…
Immunology with emphasis on underlying mechanisms of development and function of the immune system. Students will critically evaluate current literature and design experiments to test hypotheses.
Experimental analysis of invertebrate and vertebrate development.
Structure and function of living cells. Biological questions, molecular mechanisms, and experimental approaches.
Current cell biological research using sources in the primary literature.
Weekly discussion of current research in cell biology. Student presentations and development of public speaking skills.
Parasitism and host-parasite interactions from cell biological, immunological, biochemical and molecular biological perspectives. Major protozoan and helminth parasites of humans, and unique aspects of immunity to parasites and parasite cellular biochemistry and molecular genetics. The control…
Molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of parasites. Systems of unique significance to parasites will be emphasized.
Topics in parasitology and host-parasite interactions. Either cell biological/immunological or biochemical/molecular genetic aspects of parasites.
Student rotations in the research laboratories of faculty members. Not for thesis or dissertation.
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Approved problems in cellular biology.
A weekly meeting to discuss primary literature in modern cell biology, developmental biology, and/or infectious diseases and molecular parasitology.
A weekly meeting of a faculty laboratory group where research progress and current literature are discussed.
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
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