Drug Discovery: From Bench to Bedside (GS-PG-414)
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the making of a small-molecule drug. The topics include the identification of a drug target, bioassay development, structural biology, rational drug design and development, intellectual property protection as well as FDA regulations on new drug clinical trials.
Credits: 2 
Term: 5 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Yongcheng Song


General Pharmacology (GS-PG- 426)
Basic pharmacological principles as they apply to basic research and to everyday life. The objectives of this course are to present the basic principles of pharmacology. Principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and major classes of therapeutic agents will be discussed.
Credits: 4 
Term: 4 
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y 
Director: Dr. Pui-Kwong Chan


Chemical Biology (GS-PG-427)
Chemical Biology is a scientific discipline spanning the fields of chemistry, biology, and physics. It involves the application of chemical techniques, tools, and analyses, and often compounds produced through synthetic chemistry, to the study and manipulation of biological systems. The course teaches topics including an introduction to chemical biology, bio-orthogonal ligand reactions, small molecule inhibitors for protein-protein interactions and epigenetics, chemoproteomics, sensors for living cells, and state-of-the-art imaging techniques. The course content emphasizes applications of chemical tools in solving biological and biomedical problems.
Credits: 2
Term: 5
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: Y
Director: Dr. Jin Wang


Special Projects (GS-PG- 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. Choel Kim


Special Topics (GS-PG- 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. Choel Kim


Seminar in Pharmacology (GS-PG-466)
Student Seminar
Credits: 1
Term: 1, 2, 3, 4
Counts for 30 hr. requirement: N  
Director: Dr. Choel Kim


Readings (GS-PG- 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. Choel Kim


Research Rotation (GS-PG- 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. Choel Kim


Dissertation (GS-PG- 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. Choel Kim