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First Year Courses

Recommended Classes for First-Year PULSe Students by Training Groups, September 2015.  Below is a menu of suggested courses (not all of the listed classes need to be taken). Individual student needs, backgrounds and interests will vary.

Some of the STAT classes are listed in both fall and spring semesters. These classes are generally offered in both semesters, and the appropriate STAT class may be taken either semester.

Course offerings and availability are subject to change. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for each semester.

Advisement Procedures:

Fall
Each summer, the PULSe office will survey the new students on their Training Group (TG) of interest. After this information is gathered, each TG's Executive and Curriculum Committee representatives will meet with the Student Services Coordinator to give course recommendations for each incoming first-year student. The assessment will be based on student TG interest and academic background. If further information is needed, the student will be asked by the PULSe office to contact the TG's Curriculum Committee representative.

Spring
The PULSe office will inform students in October that in order to register for spring classes, they need to contact an advisor from their primary training group of interest and obtain the advisor's assistance in selecting courses for spring. The PULSe office will provide a list of Training Group Curriculum Committee representatives, so students can schedule a one-to-one meeting with the appropriate Curriculum Committee advisor. When the advising session is complete, the student will initiate the registration process through the PULSe office.

Training Groups:



BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND BIOPHYSICS
Fall Spring
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of student's transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BIOL 47800/BIOL 59500 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)
  • BIOL 60000 Bioenergetics (2) or BIOL 59500 Methods and Measurement in Biophysical Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 61500 Principles of NMR Spectroscopy (3)
  • CHM 63100 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (2)
  • CHM 63200 Membranes: Structure and Function (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • CHM 69600 Optical Probes for Biological Microscopy (3)
  • CPB 62000 Advanced Immunology (2)
  • CS 59000 Computing for Life Sciences (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement
  • BIOL 51100 Introduction to X-Ray Crystallography (3)
  • BIOL 53700 Immunobiology (3)
  • BIOL 59500 Practical Biocomputing (3)
  • BIOL 64700 Membrane Protein Structural Biology (2)
  • CHM 63800  Biophysical Chemistry (3)
  • MCMP 51400 Biomolecular Interactions: Theory and Practice (1-4)
** Do not take with BCHM 56100. Return to the top

BIOTECHNOLOGY
Fall Spring
  • ABE 56000/BME 52100 Biosensors: Applications and Fundamentals (3)
  • ABE 59100 Biotechnology and Systems Biology (3)
  • ABE 59100/BME 59500 Non-Linear Dynamics in Biological Systems (3)
  • ABE 62700 Collodial Phenomena in Bioprocessing (3)
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) – depending on review of student’s transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)
  • BME 55300 Introduction to Biomedical Optics (3)
  • CHM 69600 Optical Probes for Biological Microscopy (3)
  • CS 50100 Computing for Science and Engineering (3)
  • MA 51400 Numerical Analysis (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • STAT 51100 Statistical Methods (3)
  • STAT 51200 Applied Regression Analysis (3)
  • STAT 51300 Statistical Quality Control (3)
  • STAT 51400 Design of Experiments (3)
  • ABE 49500/69500 Cell and Molecular Design Principles (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II - upon advisement
  • BIOL 51600 Molecular Biology of Cancer (3)
  • BMS 52400 Introduction to Confocal Microscopy and Image Analysis (1)
  • FNR 64700 Quantitative Methods for Ecologists (3)
  • MA 51400 Numerical Analysis (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • STAT 51100 Statistical Methods (3)
  • STAT 51200 Applied Regression Analysis (3)
  • STAT 51400 Design of Experiments (3)
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CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
Fall Spring
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of student's transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BCHM 61100 Chromatin Biology and Chromosome Dynamics (2)
  • BIOL 60000 Bioenergetics (2)
  • CHM 63200 Membranes: Structure and Function (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • CHM 65100 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
  • CHM 69600 Optical Probes for Biological Microscopy (3)
  • MCMP 57000 Basic Principles of Chemical Action on Biological Systems (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement 
  • BCHM 61000 Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression (3)
  • BIOL 51600 Molecular Biology of Cancer (3)
  • BIOL 53700 Immunobiology (3)
  • BIOL 62000 Advanced Topics in Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3)
  • CHM 63500 Biochemistry: Dynamic Aspects (3)
  • MCMP 51400 Biomolecular Interactions: Theory and Practice (1-4)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • STAT 51400 Design of Experiments (3)
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CHROMATIN AND REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION
Fall Spring
  • ANSC 59500 Stem Cell Biology (3)
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of
    student's transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BCHM 61100 Chromatin Biology and Chromosome Dynamics (2)
  • BIOL 47800/BIOL 59500 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)
  • BIOL 55001 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIOL 59500 Theory of Molecular Methods (3)
  • CHM 59900 Applied Bioinformatics (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • CS 59000 Computing for Life Sciences II (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement 
  • BCHM 61000 Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression (3)
  • BIOL 59500 Protein Bioinformatics (3)
  • BIOL 59500 Practical Biocomputing (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)

 

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IMMUNOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Fall Spring
  • AGRY 64900 Molecular Microbial Ecology (3)
  • ANSC 59500 Stem Cell Biology (3)
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on
    review of student's transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BCHM 61100 Chromatin Biology and Chromosome Dynamics (2)
  • BIOL 59500 Theory of Molecular Methods (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • CPB 62000 Advanced Immunology (2)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement
  • BCHM 61000 Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression (3)
  • BIOL 51700 Molecular Biology of Proteins (2)
  • BIOL 53700 Immunobiology (3)
  • BIOL 62000 Advanced Topics in Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3)
  • CPB 62200 Microbial Pathegenesis (3)
  • FS 56500 Microbial Foodborne Pathogens (3)

 

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INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Fall Spring
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of student's transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BIOL 59500 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (3)
  • BIOL 60200 Cellular Neurobiology (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • STAT 51400 Design of Experiments (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement
  • BIOL 53800 Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology (3)
  • BIOL 56200/PSY 51200 Neural Systems (3)

Other Advanced Courses:

BMS 52500/BME 69500 Principles of Neuroanatomy (3)

MCMP 61700 Molecular Targets: Neuro Function and Dysfunction (2)  

PSY 69200 Psychopharmacology (3) 

SLHS 50100 Neural Bases of Speech and Hearing (3)

SLHS 50300 Auditory Perception

SLHS 51900 Development Cognitive Neuroscience (3)

** Do not take with BCHM 56100.Return to the top


INTEGRATIVE PLANT SCIENCES
Fall Spring
  • AGRY 53000 Advanced Plant Genetics (3)
  • AGRY 59800/BIOL 59500 Cell Biology of Plants (3)
  • AGRY 60000 Genomics (3) - alternate years
  • HORT 55100 Cellular and Molecular Plant Physiology (3)
  • HORT 64000 Metabolic Plant Physiology (3)**
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of student's transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BIOL 59500 Theory of Molecular Methods (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • STAT 51400 Design of Experiments (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II - upon advisement
  • BIOL 62000 Advanced Topics in Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3)
  • BTNY 53300 Plant Growth and Development (3)
  • CHM 63800 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods of Biology (3)

For the Scientific Ethics course requirement, GRAD 61200 Responsible Conduct in Research (1) is recommended for this Training Group.

** Do not take with BCHM 56100. Return to the top

MEMBRANE BIOLOGY
Fall Spring
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of
    student's transcript (only taken as remedial course for students with little to no biochemistry background)
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BCHM 61100 Chromatin Biology and Chromosome Dynamics (2)
  • BIOL 59500 Methods and Measurement in Biophysical Chemistry (3)
  • BIOL 60000 Bioenergetics (2)
  • CHM 53300 Introductory Biochemistry (3)
  • CHM 63200 Membranes: Structure and Function (3) - may be taken in Semester 1 or 3
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • CHM 69600 Optical Probes for Biological Microscopy (3)
  • MCMP 57000 Basic Principles of Chemical Action on Biological Systems (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement
  • BCHM 61000 Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression (3)
  • BIOL 51100 Introduction to X-Ray Crystallography (3)
  • BIOL 51600 Molecular Biology of Cancer (3)
  • BIOL 64700 Membrane Protein Structural Biology (2)
  • CHM 63500 Biochemistry: Dynamic Aspects (3)
  • CHM 63800 Biophysical Chemistry (3)
  • MCMP 51400 Biomolecular Interactions: Theory and Practice (1-4)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods of Biology (3)
** Do not take with BCHM 56100. Return to the top

MICROBIOLOGY
Fall Spring
  • AGRY 64900 Molecular Microbial Ecology (3)
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of
    student's transcript
  • BCHM 60500 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BCHM 61100 Chromatin Biology and Chromosome Dynamics (2)
  • BIOL 60000 Bioenergetics (2)
  • BIOL 53300 Medical Microbiology (3)
  • BIOL 54100 Molecular Genetics of Bacteria (3)
  • BIOL 59500 Theory of Molecular Methods (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement
  • BCHM 61000 Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression (3)
  • BIOL 51600 Molecular Biology of Cancer (3)
  • BIOL 52900 Bacterial Physiology (3)
  • BIOL 53700 Immunobiology (3)
  • BIOL 54900 Microbial Ecology (2)
  • FS 56500 Microbial Food Borne Pathogens (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods of Biology (3)

 

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MOLECULAR SIGNALING AND CANCER BIOLOGY
Fall Spring
  • ANSC 59500 Stem Cell Biology (3)
  • BCHM 56100 General Biochemistry I (3) - depending on review of
    student's transcript
  • BCHM 60501 Macromolecules (3)**
  • BCHM 61100 Chromatin Biology and Chromosome Dynamics (2)
  • BIOL 59500 Theory of Molecular Methods (3)
  • CHM 59900 Applied Bioinformatics (3)
  • CHM 63400 Biochemistry: Structural Aspects (3)
  • MCMP 57000 Basic Principles of Chemical Action on Biological Systems (3)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)
  • BCHM 56200 General Biochemistry II (3) - upon advisement
  • BCHM 61000 Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression (3)
  • BIOL 51600 Molecular Biology of Cancer (3)
  • BIOL 53700 Immunobiology (3)
  • BIOL 62000 Advanced Topics in Eukaryotic Cell Biology (3)
  • BIOL 69500 Advanced Molecular Virology (3)
  • HSCI 59000 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Toxicology of Medicinal Chemistry (3)
  • MCMP 69000 Molecular Targets: Cancer (2)
  • STAT 50300 Statistical Methods for Biology (3)

Year 2 or later:

BCHM 61501 Pathways (3)

BIOL 69600 Current Topics in Cancer (2) - Offered every other year in the fall (to be taken after BIOL 51600)

 

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The PULSe Proposal Writing class requirement, HORT 603 Grants and Grantsmanship or MCMP 625 Grant Writing, should not be taken during the first year.

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