Explorative Data Analysis (GS-CB-400)
Explorative Data Analysis will teach concepts of statistical learning and of data integration in database systems that together will enable students to explore and learn from large and complex datasets to generate new and unique biological insights. The approach to teaching will emphasize methods of statistical learning and their conceptual underpinnings rather than their mathematical properties, and will use a hands-on approach to progressive ‘omics’-data integration and mining by using community-based resources for data analysis rather than on writing codes
Credits: 2
Term: 3
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Rainer Lanz

Reproductive Biology (GS-CB- 406)

Reproductive Biology covers mammalian reproductive processes at all levels of biological organization (anatomical, physiological, cellular, biochemical and molecular). The course is taught with a comparative approach analyzing findings in different animal model systems and clinical studies to ensure that clinical issues affecting reproductive success are presented, and to also demonstrate how basic science is moving toward understanding the causes and treating reproductive failure and diseases. 
Credits: 3 
Term: 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. JoAnne Richards and Dr. Stephanie Pangas

Cellular Signaling (GS-CB- 425)

Cellular signaling covers major cellular signaling pathways, actions of intracellular kinases and nuclear receptors, and strategies for regulating cell signaling.  The pathways covered include those regulated by GPCR, receptor tyrosine kinases, TGFβ, Notch, Hedgehog, WNT, Hippo and nuclear receptors. In addition, signaling pathways regulated by small molecules including calcium, phospholipids, cAMP, cGMP, and AMP are discussed.
Credits: 3 
Term: 2 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Nancy Weigel

Integrated Microscopy (GS-CB- 426)
The course is composed of a set of lectures that cover basic and advanced forms of light and electron microscopy, and an accompanying set of practical labs where students receive hands-on training on all the available instruments. The main topics addressed in the class are: basic optics, light- and fluorescence-based microscopy (i.e., brightfield, DIC, phase contrast, deconvolution, confocal, live cell imaging), fluorescence-based molecular tools (i.e., FRET, FRAP, fluorescent proteins), transmission electron microscopy, super-resolution microscopy (i.e., SIM, STORM), and specialized automated high throughput microscopy and image analysis.         
Credits: 2
Term: 3 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Michael Mancini and Dr. Fabio Stossi

Special Projects (GS-CB- 435)
Faculty mentored research for students that have not been admitted to candidacy.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N
Director: Dr. JoAnne Richards

Introduction to Molecular Carcinogenesis (GS-CB- 457)
The course explores the fundamental concepts and experiments in tumor biology, cancer virology and oncogenes and growth control. This course provides a broad based introduction to students who have an interest in modern cancer research. Faculty from four departments (Cell Biology, Molecular Virology, Pharmacology and Biochemistry) serve as instructors.
Credits: 3 
Term: 4
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Yi Li 


Cells, Tissues and Organs (GS-CB- 461)
The Cells, Tissues and Organs course focuses on analysis of structure/function relationships in tissues and organs.  This will include correlating tissue histology with organ physiology.  Interactive lectures and discussions occur simultaneously with direct observation of human and some animal model tissues by the students through multi-head microscopes with a pathologist. Students participate in weekly essays and presentations. 
Credits: 2 
Term: 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. David Rowley


Special Topics (GS-CB- 463)

Scholarly study directed by a faculty member. Special topics allows a faculty member to develop individualized courses for students. Special topics cannot be used to satisfy the 30 hr course requirement.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Joanne Richards

Introduction to Research and Research Proposals (GS-CB- 465)
Introduction to Research & Research Proposals addresses topics relevant to the successful conduct of research including plagiarism and misconduct, and preparation of effective oral and poster presentations and research papers, as well as optimizing use of web-based resources. The second section of the course instructs students in how to prepare a competitive grant proposal with emphasis on developing research plans, design and analysis of experiments and enhancing significance and innovation with the goal of preparing students to take their qualifying examination.
Credits: 1 
Term: 5 (First year MCB students only)
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. John Lydon

Seminar in Cell Biology (GS-CB- 466)
Student Seminar
Credits: 1 
Term: 1, 4  
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. Charles Foulds

Regulation of Energy Homeostasis (GS-CB- 468)
Regulation of Energy Homeostasis addresses the control of metabolism in health and disease, and how energy balance is signaled among organs. Emphasis will be placed on defining regulatory mechanisms and pathways, with particular attention to abnormalities occurring with disease. The approach will be inter-disciplinary, including metabolomic, biochemical, genetic and cellular aspects.  
Credits: 2 
Term: 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Robb Moses and Dr. David Moore

Readings (GS-CB- 548)
Faculty directed literature projects that survey a specialized topic of interest.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. JoAnne Richards

Readings B (GS-CB- 548B)
Faculty directed literature projects that survey a specialized topic of interest.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. JoAnne Richards

Research Rotation (GS-CB- 549)
Faculty mentored research for students who have not yet selected a faculty advisor.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. JoAnne Richards

Dissertation (GS-CB- 550)
Thesis research directed by a faculty mentor and advisory committee. Open only to candidates for the Ph.D. or M.S. degree.
Credits: Variable 
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N 
Director: Dr. JoAnne Richards