Biochemistry, Structural & Molecular Biology

College

College of Life Sciences

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy

Campus

Center City

Format

On Campus

Duration

4 - 5 Years

Curriculum

Most coursework is taken in the first year of the program. Research rotations run concurrently with the classroom experiences. Trainees will have completed much of the BSMB curriculum and identified thesis mentors by the end of the first academic year. 

Fall Semester (20 Credits)
Courses Credits
GC 550 Foundations of Biomedical Science 10
GC 760 PhD Laboratory Rotation 3
BSMB 710 Seminar  1
BSMB 910 Research Variable
Winter Semester (10 Credits)
Courses Credits
BSMB 940 Research Variable
Spring Semesters (30 Credits)
Courses Credits
GC 770 PhD Laboratory Rotation 3
GC 640 Research Ethics        1
BSMB 525 Biochemistry – Genetics Information Transfer 3
BSMB 720 Seminar        1
BSMB 725 Current Literature        1
NS 740 Applied Statistics        2
BSMB 613 Macromolecular Structure: Protein Structure        3
Elective    Variable
BSMB 920 Research    Variable
Summer Semester (10 credits)
Courses Credits
BSMB 730 Seminar          1
BSMB 930 Research Variable

Fall Semester (20 Credits)
Courses Credits
Elective(s) Variable
GC 665 Cell Signaling       4
BSMB 710 Seminar  1
BSMB 715 Current Literature 1
BSMB 910 Research Variable
Winter Semester (10 Credits)
Courses Credits
BSMB 940 Research Variable
Spring Semesters (30 Credits)
Courses Credits
Elective(s) Variable
GC 730 Planning & Writing a Research Grant       1
BSMB 720 Seminar 1
BSMB 725 Current Literature 1
BSMB 920 Research Variable
Summer Semester (10 Credits)
Courses Credits
BSMB 930 Research Variable

Course Title
Semester

Credits

BSMB 525 - Genetic Information Transfer or GC 665 - Cell Signaling or a substitute that has been approved by both the PhD thesis advisor AND the BSMB program director varies varies
BSMB 715/725 - Journal Club Fall, Spring, Summer 1 each
BSMB 710/720/730 - Seminar Fall, Spring, Summer 1 each
BSMB 910/920/930/940 - Research Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Variable
GC 640 - Research Ethics Fall 1
GC  730 - Planning & Writing a Research Grant Spring 1
NS 740 - Applied Statistics Spring 2
PR 613 - Macromolecular Structures Spring 2

Course Title Semester

Credits

CB 615 Developmental Biology I - Embryology Fall 3
GC 520 Cultural Humility for Life Sciences Fall & Spring 2

GC 558 Intro to UNIX & Program in C

Summer

3

GC 559 Intro to R Programming

Summer

3

GC 560 Data Visualization

Summer

2

GC 561 Data Structures and Algorithms

Spring

3

GC 562 Computational Genomics

Fall

3

GC 563 Computational Transcriptomics

Spring

3

GC 564 Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery

Fall

3

GC 565 Functional Genomics

Summer

3

GC 605 Database Design & Mgmt

Summer

2

GC 617 ManagPharm DrugDevelopProjects

Spring

2

GC 625 Drug DEvelopment Essentials

Summer

2

GC 630 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

Fall

3

GC 636 Prin Car Mgmt – Diverse BM Careers

Spring

2

GC 642 Intro to Microscopy

Spring

1

GC 645 Genomics and Bioinformatics

Spring

3

GC 660 Statistical Methods

Fall, Spring, Summer

3

GC 675 Cancer Immunology

Spring

2

GE 636 Tumor Cell Signaling & Cell Cycle

Fall

3

GE 637 Human Genetics

Spring

3

GE 651 Pathobiology of Cancer

Spring

2

IMP 505A Fundamentals of Immunology

Spring

2

IMP 505B Immune System in Health & Disease

Summer

2

NS 700 Cellular Neurophysiology

Spring

4

NS 715 Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

Spring

3

PR 522 General Pharmacology

Fall

3