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

Teaching Assistants: 
Weeks 1-4: Hieu Van
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 2:00-4:00pm

Weeks 5-9: Greyson Biegert
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm

Weeks 10-14: Mabel Perez-Oquendo
Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am-1:30pm

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

Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Instructor: Dr. John Magnotti 
Office Hours: Thursday, 1:00-3:30pm or email Dr. Magnotti directly to set up an appointment (BCM S104Q) outside office hours 

Teaching Assistant: 
Weeks 1-14: Jonika Tannous
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11am-12:00pm and by appointment

Dates: August 26 – December 6, 2019 
(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 - 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 - Challenging the Genome
Week 11 - Extracellular and Intracellular Communication 
Week 12 - Developmental Biology  
Week 13 - Bodily Signaling Systems and Stress
Week 14 - Bioinformatics Week