Neuroscience and Developmental Biology Graduate Curriculum

The Neuroscience and Developmental Biology Research Cluster offers two tracks leading to a Ph.D. or M.S. degree in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS). All students in this research area are required to fulfill all BMS program requirements. Upon selecting a laboratory for their thesis research, students will complete the requirements for their chosen research track: neuroscience or developmental biology. Each track requires basic courses that provide students with a solid foundation for their research program. In addition, each track requires students to choose from a selection of core electives. All students in either track are required to take the literature review course regardless of track affiliation.

BMS Program Core Requirements

COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER
Biochemical, Cellular and Molecular Foundations of Biomedical Sciences BMS 600
Seminar BMS 680
Communication Skills for Biomedical Sciences I BMS 660
Communications Skills for Biomedical Sciences II BMS 661
Introduction to Research BMS 685
Responsible Conduct of Research BMS 644
Statistical Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences BMS 617
Research BMS 882

Required Research Track Courses

COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER
Neuroscience and Developmental Biology Literature Review BMS 630

Neuroscience Track

Choose one (required):

COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER
Neuroscience BMS 630
Neuroanatomy ACB 628
Neurophysiology PHS 628

CORE ELECTIVES

Choose two (required):

COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER
Physiology PHS 629
Physiology of the Cell PHS 666
Gross Anatomy/Embryology ACB 621
Gross Anatomy/Embryology ACB 622
Microscopic Anatomy and Ultrastructure ACB 624

Developmental Biology Track

REQUIRED

COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER
Molecular Developmental Biology BMS 641

Core electives

CHOOSE TWO:

COURSE TITLE COURSE NUMBER
 Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis BIC 638
 Molecular Signal Transduction BIC 643
 Human Genetics BMS 614
 Human Genetics BMS 624
 Physiology of the Cell PHS 666