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Courses in MED Molecular and Integrative Physiology

Courses in Physiology are listed in the Schedule of Classes under the Medical School. The following count as LSA courses for LSA degree credit.

Physiology (PHYSIOL)
PHYSIOL 405. Research Problems
Consent of instructor required. (1 - 4; 1 - 2 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. F, W, Sp/Su, Sp, Su.

PHYSIOL 502. Human Physiology
Introduction to biology and biochemistry. (4). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

PHYSIOL 541 / ANATOMY 541 / PSYCH 532. Mammalian Reproductive Physiology
MCDB 310 or 311, or BIOLCHEM 415. (4). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. W.

A study of the physiological and behavioral actions for reproductive hormones, which are responsible for the regulation of the reproductive systems and behavior. Topics include: The properties and mechanisms of action of pituitary gonadotropin and sex steroid hormones, the anatomy and endocrine regulation of the reproductive tracts (reproductive and material behavior), mechanisms of fertilization, implantation and development, the (neuro) endocrinology of mating and maternal behavior, pregnancy, and contraception.

PHYSIOL 576. Signal Transduction
Two terms of organic chemistry; BIOLCHEM 415 or 451/452. Physical Chemistry is strongly recommended. (1). (BS). May not be repeated for credit. F.

A review of hormones and neurotransmitter receptors as well as the cellular effectors that are regulated by receptor activation. Oncogene products as signal transducers and the interaction of the known signaling pathways are also covered. The various techniques used to study signal transduction as well as important experimental strategies employing these techniques will also be presented.

PHYSIOL 591 / BIOLCHEM 591 / PHRMACOL 591. Special Topics in Signal Transduction
Course in Biochemistry and signal transduction or Instructor permission. (2). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

This course is literature based discussion course that will cover both seminal discoveries in signal transduction as well as recent advances in the field.

PHYSIOL 682 / CDB 682 / CMBIOL 682 / HUMGEN 682 / MCDB 683 / NEUROSCI 682 / PATH 682. Organogenesis of a Complex Tissue
Graduate Cell biology recommended, but not required. Graduate standing. (2). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

This course will cover multiple aspects of organogenesis, including: morphological and molecular events underlying organ formation; in vitro and in vivo experimental systems; parallel pathways for organ formation in various model organisms; adult organ structure and pathology; organ regeneration/repair; stem cell systems: cell and tissue engineering; and carcinogenesis. Two modules make up the course a) organogenesis of the gut (the organ system changes each year); b) an exercise in writing a scientific proposal. Course objectives are: a) to provide students with a current, in-depth, multidisciplinary view of the processes of organogenesis; b) to highlight target areas of future research; c) to read and discuss significant papers in the field; and d) to practice the design and preparation of a research grant by writing a "miniproposal".

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