Cancer Biology Model Curriculum

Year 1:

Fall Core Courses (4.5 credits)

Keystone Course

          None

Elective courses

          PATH 512 Molecular Basis of Disease (1.5 cr – 1st half)
          CONJ 533 The Dynamic Chromosome (1.5 cr 1st  half, even years) or
          CONJ 532 Signal Transduction from the Cell Membrane to the Nucleus (1.5 cr -  2nd half)
          CONJ 537 Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation (1.5 cr, second half)
          MCB 532 Human Pathogenic Viruses (3 cr, even)
          MCB 533 Genetics, Genomics and Evolution (1.5 cr odd years)
          CONJ 552 Metabolic Flexibility in Biology (1.5 cr, 1st half, odd years)

Methods

          CONJ 546 Survey of Technologies for Molecular Biology (1.5 cr - 1st half) or
          GENOME 552 Technologies for Genome Analysis (1.5 - 2ndhalf)

Winter Core Courses (3-6 credits)

Keystone Course

          None

Elective courses

          CONJ 514 Molecular Medicine (3 cr)
          CONJ 524 Structural Basis of Signal Transduction (1.5 cr, 2nd half)
          CONJ 529 Mechanisms of Cell Migration (1.5 cr), second half, even years)
          CONJ 544 Protein Structure, Modification and Regulation (1.5 cr) first half, even years
          MCB 542 Nucleic Acid Enzymes(1.5 cr) odd years 
          GENOME 551 Principles of Gene Regulation (1.5 cr, first half)
          GENOME 540 Introduction to Computational Molecular Biology (4 cr)

Spring Core Courses (5-6 credits)

Keystone Course

          MCB 539 Biological Basis of Neoplasia (3 cr) spring

Elective courses

          PATH 516 Molecular Basis of Human Genetic Disease (3 cr)
          CONJ 545 Molecular Interactions and Medicine (1.5 cr, 2nd half)
          GENOME 555 Protein Technology (1.5 cr, 1st half)

Methods

          PABIO 536 Bioinformatics and Gene Sequence Analysis (3 cr)
          or
          IMMUN 533 Host Defense and Cancer (2 cr, 1st half even)

Year 2:

Fall

Keystone Course

          MOLMED 583 Molecular Targets in Cancer Therapy (1.5 cr 2nd half ) – this is cross listed as CONJ 583.  It is taught in the fall but should be taken after CONJ 539 in the spring