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GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research

GS21 1018: Foundations of Biomedical Research for Quantitative Students

Course Director: Dr. Eric Swindell
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30am-1:00pm or email Dr. Swindell directly to set up an appointment outside office hours. 

Teaching Assistants: 
Weeks 1-4Alem Belachew
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM

Weeks 5-9Sumedha Pareek
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00AM-1:00PM

Weeks 10-14Vanja Stankic
Office Hours: Tuesday from 11:00AM-1:00 P.M. and Friday from 11:00AM-1:00PM

 * Office hour location for all Teaching Assistant's will be in the GSBS Commons. *

Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Instructor: Dr. John Magnotti 
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-4:00 pm or email Dr. Magnotti directly to set up an appointment outside office hours 

Teaching Assistant: 
Weeks 1-14: JJ O’Malley
Office Hours: TBD

Dates: August 27 – December 7, 2018 
(no class on Labor Day or Thanksgiving Week)

6767 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030 
GSBS Large Classroom (BSRB S3.8371) 

8:30-11:00 (Monday - Friday)

Week 1 - Introduction to Conserved Biological Principles 
Week 2 - Principles of Genetics and Modern Genomics 
Week 3 - Transcription, Epigenetics, and RNA
Week 4 - RNA and the Transcriptome
Week 5 -The Birth and Destruction of Proteins 
Week 6 - Protein Structure and Function/Metabolism 
Week 7Cell Biology – From the Membrane to the Nucleus and Back Again 
Week 8 - Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Cell Motility 
Week 9 - Cell Cycle and DNA Repair Machinery  
Week 10 - Challenging the Genome
Week 11 - Extracellular and Intracellular Communication 
Week 12 - Developmental Biology  
Week 13 - Bodily Signaling Systems and Stress
Week 14 - Bioinformatics Week


2017 Foundations of Biomedical Research - Syllabus
2018 Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Module - Syllabus