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BMS 500 Level Courses

BMS 501 - Selected Research Methods in Pharmacology

Experience in pharmacologic techniques in selected pharmacology laboratories: cytochemical methods, extracellular and intracellular unit recording, microiontophoresis, spectrophoto-fluorometric analysis of biogenic amines, atomic absorption spectrometry, radioimmunoassay, gas chromatography, enzyme analysis, use of isotopes in drug studies, intestinal perfusion techniques, renal clearance methods, and isolated tissue bioassay.

  • 3 credits (0-8)
  • Semester Offered: All
  • Instructor in Charge: See department for reference numbers
  • Prerequisite: Graduate classification, instructor permission

BMS 533- Advanced Vertebrate Physiology I

Neurophysiology, sensory systems, muscle, neuroendocrinology, and endocrinology.

  • 4 credits (4-0)
  • Semester Offered: Fall
  • Instructor in Charge: Hsu, W.
  • Prerequisite: Biol 335, credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or 420

BMS 542A - Introduction to DNA Techniques

Includes genetic engineering procedures, sequencing, PCR, and genotyping.

  • 1 credit
  • Semester Offered: All
  • Instructor in Charge: Polking and Nott
  • Prerequisite: Graduate Classification

BMS 542B - Introduction to Protein Techniques

Includes fermentation, protein isolation, protein purification, SDS-PAGE, western blotting, NMR, confocal microscopy and laser microdissection, immunophenotyping, and monoclonal antibody production.

  • 1 credit
  • Semester Offered: Spring, Summer
  • Instructor in Charge: Polking and Nott
  • Prerequisite: Graduate Classification

BMS 542C - Introduction to Cell Techniques

Includes immunophenotyping, ELISA, flow cytometry, microscopic techniques, and image analysis.

  • 1 credit
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Instructor in Charge: Polking and Nott
  • Prerequisite: Graduate Classification

BMS 542D - Introduction to Plant Transformation

Includes Agrobacterium and particle gun-medicated transformation of tobacco, Arabidopsis and maize, and analysis of transformants.

  • 1 credit
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in Charge: Polking and Nott
  • Prerequisite: Graduate Classification

BMS 542E - Proteomics

Includes two-dimensional electrophoresis, laser scanning, mass spectrometry, and database searching.

  • 1 credit
  • Semester Offered: Fall
  • Instructor in Charge: Polking and Nott
  • Prerequisite: Graduate Classification

BMS 556 - Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Neuroscience

Fundamental principles of neuroscience including cellular and molecular neuroscience, nervous system development, sensory, motor, and regulatory systems.

  • 3-4 credits
  • Semester Offered: Fall
  • Instructor in Charge: Sakaguchi, D.
  • Prerequisite: Biol 335 or 436; physics recommended

BMS 575 - Cell Biology

A multi-instructor course covering major topics in cell structure and function, including: universal features of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, types of utilization and conversion of energy, genetic control of cell shape and functionality, internal organization of cells, communication between cells and their environment, development of multicellular systems. Students have to write a term paper.

  • 3 credits (3-0)
  • Semester Offered: Fall
  • Instructor in Charge: Singh, R.
  • Prerequisite: 10 credits in biological science and instructor permission

BMS 590 - Special Topics

  • A. Anatomy
  • B. Physiology
  • C. Pharmacology
  • D. Cell Biology
  • 1-7 credits
  • Semester Offered: All
  • Instructor in Charge: See department for reference numbers
  • Prerequisite: Instructor permission

BMS 599 - Creative Component

Creative component for non-thesis Master of Science degree.

  • 1-3 credits
  • Semester Offered: All
  • Instructor in Charge: See department for reference numbers
  • Prerequisite: Enrollment in BMS graduate program, instructor permission