This is a list of all molecular physiology and biophysics courses. For more information, see Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.
MPB:4199 Research, Independent Studyarr.
Recommendations: closed to molecular physiology and biophysics graduate students.
MPB:4753 Developmental Neurobiology3 s.h.
Neural induction and nervous system patterning; neurogenesis, axon and dendrite outgrowth and targeting; synapse formation, specificity, refinement; mechanisms of neuronal cell death; myelination; neural stem cells; introduction to cellular, molecular, and genetic techniques in studies of neural development. Prerequisites: BIOL:2753 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisites: BIOL:3253. Same as BIOL:4753, NSCI:4753.
MPB:5153 Graduate Physiology4 s.h.
MPB:5180 How the Brain Works1 s.h.
Brief, integrated look at how the brain works, based on recent neuroscience research; how the brain's biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology change constantly due to interaction with physical, emotional, and social environments; does the world we see around us exist outside the brain; does the mind exist; is emotion necessary for learning and memory; are we born with pre-existing circuits and codes in the brain for language, recognition of faces, and other complex behaviors; can aging of the brain be delayed; approach relevant for sciences, humanities.
MPB:5200 Medical Physiology Online5 s.h.
Fundamental principles of cellular membranes, muscle, sensory organs, motor neurological systems, autonomic nervous systems, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems; interdependence of organ systems to maintain a normal physiological state using clinical correlates as applied to humans; basic physiological principles that establish a solid foundation for future pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts. Recommendations: medical, dental, physician assistant, nurse anesthesia, physical therapy, or graduate standing.
MPB:5211 Biophysics of Excitable Membranes3 s.h.
Selected electrophysiological and biophysical topics from published research. Prerequisites: HHP:3500.
MPB:5240 Physiology Workshop1 s.h.
Presentations by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and scientists.
MPB:5241 Neuromuscular Diseases: Case-Based Seminar1 s.h.
MPB:6209 Steroid Receptor Signaling1 s.h.
Structure-function relationship and genomic and nongenomic actions of the steroid hormone receptor family; basis for actions of novel new ligands on these receptors. Offered spring semesters. Same as NSCI:6209, PCOL:6209.
MPB:6220 Mechanisms of Cellular Organization3 s.h.
Current understanding of basic cell biological processes; key experiments that led to guiding insights; mechanisms that cells use for compartmentalization and how those mechanisms are regulated; biogenesis of major organelles (e.g., mitochondria, peroxisomes, nucleus, secretory/endocytic membrane system); functions of cytoskeleton in cell motility, organelle motility, and cell division. Prerequisites: BIOC:3130. Same as ACB:6220, MCB:6220.
MPB:6225 Growth Factor Receptor Signaling1 s.h.
Mechanisms of signaling by growth factors; cytokines and related molecules that regulate cell proliferation, development, differentiation, and survival; emphasis on molecular mechanisms of signaling, relevance of these signaling processes to various human diseases. Recommendations: BISC:5201 and BISC:5203. Same as ACB:6225, MCB:6225.
MPB:6226 Cell Cycle Control1 s.h.
MPB:6227 Cell Fate Decisions1 s.h.
Cellular fate decisions, including signal integration, terminal differentiation in development, mechanisms of embryonic stem cell gene regulation/cellular reprogramming, cell death paradigms, and cell death in development and cancer. Recommendations: BISC:5201 and BISC:5203. Same as ACB:6227, MCB:6227.
MPB:6265 Neuroscience Seminar0-1 s.h.
MPB:6302 Research Physiology and Biophysicsarr.
Requirements: molecular physiology and biophysics graduate standing.
Requirements: molecular physiology and biophysics Ph.D. candidacy.