MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research

GS21 1018: Foundations of Biomedical Research for Quantitative Students

Course Director: Dr. Eric Swindell
Office Hours: Email Dr. Swindell directly to set up an appointment by WebEx or phone.

Course Co-Director: Dr. Kelly Moore
Office Hours: Email Dr. Moore directly to set up an appointment by WebEx or phone.

Teaching Assistants: 
Weeks 1-4: Swati Mohapatra
Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays, 11am-1pm

Weeks 5-9: Luisa Orlando
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridasy from 8:15am-8:30am and 11:00am-11:45am

Weeks 10-14Joan Jacob
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:00am-1:00pm

 * Office hour location for all Teaching Assistant's will be virtual until further notice. *

Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Instructor: Dr. John Magnotti 
Office Hours: Email Dr. Magnotti directly to set up an appointment via WebEx or phone

Teaching Assistant: 
Weeks 1-14Yunlong Yang
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays, 3-5pm, Zoom link available in canvas

Dates: August 31 – December 11, 2020
(no class on Labor Day or Thanksgiving Week)

via Zoom (link in canvas)

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

Week 1 - How did we get here: A Brief History of Biomedical Science
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 - Extracellular and Intracellular Communication 
Week 11 - Challenging the Genome
Week 12 - Developmental Biology  
Week 13 - Signaling Systems and Stress
Week 14 - Core Course Wrap Up/Spring Course Overviews

Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Syllabus Fall 2020