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Graduate Courses

In addition to the courses listed below, students are encouraged, where appropriate, to select courses offered by other departments or units of the University, such as Chemistry or the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

BIOL222. Immunology (4) Immunoglobin structure, function and expression in animals. Mechanisms of humoral immune response, cell-mediated immunity and complement system; autoimmune diseases; tolerance induction; transplantations; cancer immunity; vaccines; infectious disease; and cytokines. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL224. Cancer Biology and DNA Repair (4) The course will examine the morphological and molecular events that accompany the change of a normal cell into a cancerous cell. Emphasis on the cell and molecular biology of genes that play a role in this process. Lab will use molecular techniques to analyze genes involved in carcinogenesis and DNA repair. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL234. Comparative Physiology (4) A detailed review of organ function in diverse groups of organisms. Emphasis on physiological adaptation to the environment. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL244. Developmental Biology (4) The genetic control of development and the physiological mechanisms involved in fertilization and differentiation. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL247. Medical Microbiology (4) Same as BIOL147. Three additional hours per week of seminar and/or special project. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL251. Parasitology (4) Same as BIOL151. Special project required. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL253. Cell Biology (4) Same as BIOL153. Special project required. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL255. Biological Electron Microscopy (4) Same as BIOL155. The processes and techniques involved in examining biological specimens with the transmission electron microscope will be covered in detail. When competence in specimen processing is achieved, each student will perform an original experiment as a term project. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL279. Evolution (4) Same as BIOL179. Special project required. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

BIOL291. Independent Study (2 or 4)

BIOL293. Special Topics (3 or 4)

BIOL295. Graduate Seminar (4)

BIOL297. Graduate Research (1-6)

BIOL299. Thesis (2 or 4)