Physiology & Biophysics

  • GMS BY 762: Foundations of Structural Biology I
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This graduate-level course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and major experimental methods of Structural Biology. The Fall semester covers x-ray crystallography and electron microscopy. The Spring semester cover NMR, protein thermodynamics, and spectroscopy. Semesters are independent and may be taken in either order. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS BY 763: Foundations of Structural Biology II
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This graduate-level course provides a thorough grounding in the theory and major experimental methods of Structural Biology. The Fall semester covers x-ray crystallography and electron microscopy. The Spring semester cover NMR, protein thermodynamics, and spectroscopy. Semesters are independent and may be taken in either order. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS BY 776: Macromolecular Assemblies I
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This graduate course covers the concepts of the assembly of biomacromolecules, their structure and stabilizing forces, and biological function as related to structure. Examples are drawn from assemblies of proteins, lipids, lipoprotein systems, membranes and viruses. The Fall semester covers protein assemblies, protein-nucleic acid assemblies, and membrane proteins. The Spring semester covers lipid-protein assemblies. Semesters are independent and may be taken in either order. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS BY 777: Macromolecular Assemblies II
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    This graduate course covers the concepts of the assembly of biomacromolecules, their structure and stabilizing forces, and biological function as related to structure. Examples are drawn from assemblies of proteins, lipids, lipoprotein systems, membranes and viruses. The Fall semester covers protein assemblies, protein-nucleic acid assemblies, and membrane proteins. The Spring semester covers lipid-protein assemblies. Semesters are independent and may be taken in either order. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS BY 871: Biophysics Special Topics/Student Seminar
    A weekly program in which students present seminars on assigned or selected current scientific literature, and learn grant-writing skills. Emphasis is placed on class participation by all students. 2 cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS BY 872: Biophysics Special Topics/Student Seminar
    A weekly program in which students present seminars on assigned or selected current scientific literature, and learn grant-writing skills. Emphasis is placed on class participation by all students. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS BY 945: Research Biophysics
    Var cr
  • GMS BY 946: Research Biophysics
    Var cr
  • GMS PH 730: Human Physiology A
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Cellular and organ physiology. Lectures and discussions examine the function of nerves, muscles, blood and the cardiovascular and digestive systems. Emphasis is placed on the regulation of organ function and on integrative aspects of human physiology. 4 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PH 731: Human Physiology B
    Graduate Prerequisites: GMS PH730 or consent of instructor
    Lectures, laboratories and discussions examine function and regulation of the respiratory , renal, and endocrine systems with emphasis on integrative aspects. 4 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 740: Medical Physiology
    (MED MS 134) This course covers transport mechanisms, molecular biology and mechanics of muscle, blood, and the function and regulation of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory and renal systems, with emphasis on integrative aspects. We use a lecture format, a few laboratory sessions and numerous small group discussions of problems and clinical cases that encourage conceptual understanding of course material. 6 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 745: Special Topics in Physiology
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor
    Current and classical papers in a given area of physiology are assigned for reading and later discussion with students. Topics include mechanics of muscle, cell motility, membrane transport, sensory physiology, and instrumentation in physiological research. Var cr, Fall & Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 748: Endocrinology
    Graduate Prerequisites: biochemistry or physiology and consent of instructor
    (MED MS 128) This is an integrated treatment of human endocrinology: biosynthesis of hormones, regulation, receptor interactions, and physiological effects. The course is presented in lecture format and in small group discussion sessions where clinical cases are used to exemplify the mechanisms of endocrine function. 2 cr, Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 841: Physiology Seminar
    Students present seminars on their research and/or review literature related to their research. Students attend the seminars presented by staff and other students. 2 cr, Fall sem.
  • GMS PH 842: Physiology Seminar
    Students present seminars on their research and/or review literature related to their research. Students attend the seminars presented by staff and other students. 2 cr , Spring sem.
  • GMS PH 941: Research Physiology
    Var cr
  • GMS PH 942: Research Physiology
    Var cr