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  Graduate School–New Brunswick 2010–2012 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 681 Graduate Courses  

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The following courses have minimum prerequisites for undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or microbiology with a concentration in genetics, organic chemistry, general biochemistry, or general microbiology.

16:681:502 (S) Molecular Genetics (3) Prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular genetics. Bacteria, bacteriophage, yeast, nematodes, Drosophila, plants, and mammals. Vershon. Prerequisites: 16:115:501, 502.
16:681:530 (S) Introduction to Molecular Medicine (3) Application of molecular and cell biology to a wide variety of human diseases; recent advances in understanding basic mechanisms. Banerjee, Abali
16:681:543 (S) Current Concepts of Immunology (3) Organization and evolution of the immune system, genetic basis of generation of diversity, MHC gene structure and function, development and selection of lymphocytes, lymphocyte activation, and the regulation of immune tolerance. Shi. Offered every two years.
16:681:555 (F) Molecular Virology (3) Detailed consideration of fundamental physical-chemical properties, schemes of classification, genetics, and modes of replication of selected animal viruses. Stollar, Roth
16:681:585 (S) Cancer Molecular Biology (3) Emphasis on the molecular, cellular, and genetic bases for cancer. Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. Signal transduction and cell cycle control in cancer cells. Metastasis. Diagnosis and therapy. Recent understanding of the molecular basis of selected human cancers. Lectures and critical discussion of the current literature. Axelrod
16:681:601 Advanced Topics in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (3) Guidance and practice in writing a biological research grant proposal. Topics include funding agencies, types of grants, forms, budgets, proposal format, and the review process.  Students will be required to write and critique research proposals. Preparation for the writing of the research proposal required as part of the oral preliminary exam. Vershon
16:681:605 Special Topics in Molecular Biology (1) A journal club course covering current literature in the field of RNA biology. Copeland
16:681:606 (S) Teaching of Microbiology (2) Laboratory teaching experience with faculty direction and mentoring. Kinzy, et al.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required.
16:681:608 Teaching Techniques in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (2) Guidance and practical experience in the teaching of microbiology and molecular genetics. Prerequisite: Open only to matriculated students in the graduate program in microbiology and molecular genetics.
16:681:611,612,613,614 Laboratory Rotation in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (2,2,2,2) Half-semester research projects of interest to the student in faculty laboratories. Prerequisite: Written approval of program director. Open only to matriculated students in the graduate program.
16:681:641,642 Independent Studies in Microbiology and Molecular Biology (BA,BA) Library research project normally leading to a nonthesis essay for master's degree candidates. Prerequisites: Permission of faculty adviser and program director.
16:681:671 Topics in the Translation of Research to Medicine (1) The interfaces between basic, translational, and clinical research. An introduction to the translational research problem and discussion of papers in the area of basic science that may become translational or clinical/translational papers. Kinzy
16:681:681 Seminar in Molecular Genetics and Microbial Physiology (1) Topics in molecular medicine. Informal critical description and discussion of current literature and concepts.
16:681:683 Seminar in Virology, Immunology, and Pathogenic Microbiology: Yeast Genetics (1) The application of fungal systems to molecular and cellular biology--yeast genetics. Informal critical description and discussion of current literature and concepts. Kinzy, Vershon
16:681:685 Seminar on Chromatin Remodeling and Gene Expression (1) Chromatin remodeling and gene regulation in eukaryotic organisms. Current literature in primary scientific journals. Each student will lead a group discussion once during the semester. The group is composed of students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members. Belden
16:681:688 Seminar in Computational Molecular Biology: Molecular Networks (1) Intended for molecular biosciences graduate students as a gentle introduction to the analysis of protein-protein interactions (interactome) and genetic regulatory circuits (regulome). Large quantities of data are being obtained using two-hybrid experiments, protein and DNA microarrays, co-immunoprecipitation, RNAi, mass spectroscopy, digital imaging, and other techniques. The organisms that have been investigated include bacteria, yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, Arabidopsis, mice, and humans. The data are being used to answer questions about the regulation of gene expression, protein localization, signal transduction, cellular differentiation, cancer, and other human diseases. Using examples from the recent literature, we will explore how these data are being analyzed to yield useful information. Axelrod
16:681:701,702 Research in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (BA,BA)
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