The Biomedical Science Program is currently under development. The Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees will be awarded in biomedical science. Subprograms available for the Ph.D. include biochemistry, cell and developmental biology, free radical and radiation biology, immunology, microbiology, molecular physiology and biophysics, molecular and cellular biology, and pharmacology. Contact the Biomedical Science Program for more information.

Biomedical Science Courses

BMED:5205 Practical Bioinformatics1 s.h.

Formal instruction on the use and application of bioinformatics for bench scientists; bioformatics, resources, genome annotations, sequence analysis, comparative genomics, expression analysis, and systems biology. Requirements: biostatistics.

BMED:5207 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology3 s.h.

Structure of DNA, RNA, and Protein; DNA replication, genetic and epigenetic regulation; RNA production and processing; protein production and post-translation modification; cellular membranes and trafficking; cytoskeleton and regulation of cell junctions and migration; signal transduction and regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis; didactic lectures and group discussion of primary research publications.

BMED:7270 Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research I0 s.h.

Training in principles of scholarly integrity and the responsible conduct of research; facilitated discussions of case studies; student/mentor responsibilities in pursuit of scholarly work (ownership, authorship, plagiarism/falsification/fabrication of data); student/mentor relationships and intellectual dialogues (communication, collaboration, grievance management); student responsibilities to institution/scholarly community/society (intellectual property, conflict of interest, fiscal responsibilities, protection of human/animal subjects). Requirements: successful completion of CITI online training (greater than 80 percent score for each module) and enrollment in Graduate College degree-seeking program. Recommendations: minimum first-year graduate standing (Ph.D., M.S./M.A.), and involvement in mentored research activities (extramurally or intramurally funded).

BMED:7271 Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research II0 s.h.

Training in principles of scholarly integrity and the responsible conduct of research; facilitated discussions of case studies; student/mentor responsibilities in pursuit of scholarly work (ownership, authorship, plagiarism/falsification/fabrication of data); student/mentor relationships and intellectual dialogues (communication, collaboration, grievance management); student responsibilities to institution/scholarly community/society (intellectual property, conflict of interest, fiscal responsibilities, protection of human/animal subjects). Requirements: successful completion of CITI online training (greater than 80 percent score for each module) and enrollment in Graduate College degree-seeking program. Recommendations: minimum of first-year graduate standing (Ph.D., M.S./M.A.) and involvement in mentored research activities (extramurally or intramurally funded).

BMED:7604 Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research I0 s.h.

Training in principles of scholarly integrity and the responsible conduct of research; facilitated discussions of case studies; student/mentor responsibilities in pursuit of scholarly work (ownership, authorship, plagiarism/falsification/fabrication of data); student/mentor relationships and intellectual dialogues (communication, collaboration, grievance management); student responsibilities to institution/scholarly community/society (intellectual property, conflict of interest, fiscal responsibilities, protection of human/animal subjects); meets responsible conduct of research training obligation for postdocs and faculty holding an NIH K award. Requirements: successful completion of CITI online training (greater than 80 percent score for each module).

BMED:7605 Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research II0 s.h.

Training in principles of scholarly integrity and the responsible conduct of research; facilitated discussions of case studies; student/mentor responsibilities in pursuit of scholarly work (ownership, authorship, plagiarism/falsification/fabrication of data); student/mentor relationships and intellectual dialogues (communication, collaboration, grievance management); student responsibilities to institution/scholarly community/society (intellectual property, conflict of interest, fiscal responsibilities, protection of human/animal subjects); meets responsible conduct of research training obligation for postdocs and faculty holding an NIH K award. Requirements: successful completion of CITI online training (greater than 80 percent score for each module).