Molecular Medicine

  • GMS MM 701: Genetics and Epidemiology of Disease
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Topics include: Human Genome Structure and Function; Population Genetics; Genetic Risk Assessment; Non-Mendelian Inheritance; Approaches for Studying the Genetics of Complex Traits; Chromosomes and Chromosome Abnormalities; Principles of Cancer Genetics and Genetic Diagnostics; Methods of Human Linkage Analysis; Identifying Human Disease Genes; Genotype-Phenotype Correlations; and Applications of the "New Genetics". 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MM 703: Cancer Biology and Genetics
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course will begin with an historical perspective; review the major mechanistic pathways relating to oncogenes, antioncogenes, cell cycle control, repair, and apoptosis; discuss standard and experimental principles of cancer treatment; and conclude with a discussion of cancer epidemiology and health policy issues that affect all basic and translational cancer research. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MM 705: Immunity and Infection
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    The Immunity and Infection course is designed to highlight the application of basic immunological concepts and molecular mechanisms that underlie conditions of immune dysfunction and immune responses to specific microorganisms and viruses. Measurements of immune system integrity that provide the basis for diagnosis will be examined in detail. Immunotherapies that encompass vaccine strategies, cytokine administration, bone marrow transplantation, peptide administration, oral tolerance, anti-idiotype treatment, and gene therapy will be discussed. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MM 707: Organ System Diseases
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    The Organ System Diseases block is devoted to an exploration of contemporary research on the molecular basis of diseases that do not clearly fit into the rubrics of the first three blocks. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS MM 710: Molecules to Molecular Therapeutics
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This course is designed to provide instruction in all aspects of the translation of basic research observations into clinical applications, using a case study model. The first case study will focus on sickle cell anemia. The second general area for study is diseases of protein folding. Lectures will review the molecular genetics of the disease and explore animal models for study of sickle cell anemia and will include laboratory exercises as appropriate. The course will address treatment strategies for sickle cell disease, including pharmacologic manipulation of globin gene expression, structural biology and rational drug design, and gene therapy. Additional topics related to clinical trials development will be covered including ethical issues, regulatory affairs, statistical considerations in clinical research, and outcome analysis. Required of all molecular medicine graduate students. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MM 730: Biological Core Technologies
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS CM753 or BI755 or BI 782 or consent of instructor
    The major goal of this course is to provide an overview of the principles and applications of modern techniques, which are regularly employed in academia and industry as tools for biomolecular and biomedical investigation. This course will focus on technologies which are available at BUSM. Specific technologies include microscopy, FACS, IHC, qPCR, genomic (next gen sequencing and microarrays), proteomics techniques, HTS, fluorescence molecular tomography, ultrasound and metabolic phenotyping techniques. Offered alternate years. 3 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS MM 901: Molecular Medicine Research
    Var cr
  • GMS MM 902: Molecular Medicine Research
    Var cr