Biomedical Science Electives

Suggested elective courses are listed below according to academic track.  Within the IPBS, although electives within each track are recommended, electives from other tracks may also be taken.   

IPBS PhD students are required to take four electives; most electives are three credit hours each.

Electives that are required by the chosen track of study are indicated by an asterisk (*).

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Fall:

  • Basic Molecular Microbiology (MIIM 411) 
  • Cell and Molecular Immunology (MIIM 442)
  • Signal Transduction (PHAR 410)

Spring:

  • *Molecular Biology (BMB 417)
  • Molecular Biology of Oncogenesis (BMB 590
  • Molecular Biology of Animal Viruses (MIIM 431)
  • Molecular Microbial Genetics (MIIM 471)
  • Principles of Pharmacology (PHAR 409) 
  • Receptor Molecular Pharmacology (PHAR 408)

Cell and Molecular Physiology

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Fall:

  • Signal Transduction (PHAR 410)
  • Excitability & Ion Transport (PIOL 470) 
  • Graduate Colloquy (PIOL 414)

Spring:

  • *Cell and Molecular Neuroscience (NRSC 410)
  • *Physiology (PIOL 401)
  • Structure/Function of Membrane Proteins (PIOL 472) 
  • Graduate Colloquy (PIOL 414)
  • Molecular Biology (BMB 417) 

Integrative Cell Biology

(Track requires 2 of the 7 electives)

Fall:

  • Basic Concepts of Immunology (MIIM 413)
  • Signal Transduction (PHAR 410)
  • Gross Anatomy (ICB 401) 

Spring

  • Molecular Biology (BMB 417)
  • Histology (ICB 403)
  • Developmental Biology 
  • Cell and Molecular Neuroscience (NRSC 410)

Microbiology and Immunology

(Track requires 3 of the 5 electives)

Fall:

  • Basic Molecular Microbiology (MIIM 411)
  • Cell and Molecular Immunology (MIIM 442)
  • The Molecular Biology of Viruses (MIIM 431)

Spring:

  • Microbes and Hosts (MIIM 402)
  • Genetics  

Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Fall:

  • Graduate Therapeutics (PHAR 403)
  • Fundamentals of Drug Discovery and Development (PHAR 407)
  • Signal Transduction (Phar 410)

Spring:

  • *Principles of Pharmacology (PHAR 409)
  • Graduate Therapeutics (PHAR 403)
  • *Receptor & Molecular Pharmacology (PHAR 408)

      *Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics track students who do not take Principles of Pharmacology in the second Semester can fulfill the course requirement in Year two.

Neuroscience

Fall:

  • Signal Transduction (PHAR 410)

Spring:

  • *Neurochemistry (NRSC 415)
  • *Cell and Molecular Neuroscience (PHAR 410)
  • Principles of Pharmacology (PHAR 409)
  • Receptor Molecular Pharmacology