Course Catalog » Course Listing for Pharmacogenomics

206  Laboratory Rotation  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Activities: Laboratory

A laboratory rotation course to familiarize new students in the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics with various approaches to research in the pharmaceutical sciences.

219  Special Topics in Pharm Sci and Pharmacogenomics  (3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: First year graduate students, other graduate and professional students with permission of instructor.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Independent Study

Each course offering will focus on the literature of a current important area of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics. Students will be expected to read assigned papers critically before class and to present and discuss papers in class. Students will also be expected to write and present a brief research proposal based upon their reading. Topics in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics will be covered in individual course offerings.

220  Student Research Seminar  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): D. Kroetz       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Seminar

This seminar will provide graduate students with a forum in which to develop seminar and poster presentation skills; critically organize and critically review scientific data; and analyze and question oral scientific presentations.

223  Formal Seminar  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): D. Kroetz       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Seminar

This course is designed to expose students to advancements in PSPG & prepare students for their own oral presentations- at retreats, in other classes, lab presentations, etc. The students will see first hand and close up how professionals in their field organize & present their research. While they won’t have oral presentations for this class, they will have oral presentations throughout the year that don’t go on record because they are not related to a class (such as our retreat).

225A  Graduate Research Opportunities  (1 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): D. Kroetz

Activities: Lecture, Seminar

CA series of weekly presentations of the research interests of the basic science faculty. The purpose is to acquaint new graduate students with the research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics Graduate Program.

225B  Graduate Research Opportunities  (1 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): D. Kroetz

Activities: Seminar

A series of weekly presentations of the research interests of the basic science faculty. The purpose is to acquaint new graduate students with the research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharemacogenomics Graduate Program.

245A  Basic Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences  (5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): K. Giacomini       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Workshop

This is a five unit course. There are three major sections of the course, with evaluation on each section: Pharmacokinetic Principles; Metabolism and Transport; and Applied Pharmacokinetics. Overall for the quarter, the course will average three hours of didactic lectures and two 3-hour workshops/journal clubs. The course serves as a core course for graduate students in PSPG and is open to graduate students in all programs.

245B  Systems Pharmacology  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): R. Savic, S. Bandyopadhyay       Prerequisite(s): No advanced training in mathematics or computational biology is required. Previous experience with computational methods for data analysis and visualization and a background in pharmacology would be beneficial but is not required.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Lecture, Workshop

An in-depth introduction to the use of systems approaches in pharmacology research. The course covers experimental and computational methods to understanding target identification and validation, drug biomarker discovery, drug repurposing drug development and identifying mechanisms of adverse drug reactions and multidrug resistance,. Emphasis is placed on computational modeling and quantitative data analysis. Students will work in teams to analyze complex biological data sets.

245C  Principles of Pharmacogenomics  (2 - 3 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): N. Ahituv       Prerequisite(s): Membership in the Pharmaceutical Sciences pathway, the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics graduate program, or consent of the instructor.

Activities: Lecture, Conference

The course will provide an introduction to the application of genetic and genomic methods to the study of drug response and the genetic basis for variation in that response.

250  Research  (1 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Activities: Project

Co-listed with Pharmaceutical Chemistry 250.

266  Research Planning Conference  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instrucor.

Activities: Lecture

Discussion and practice in research problem formulation and design selection. Core classes and small group sessions are organized around students' interests by faculty within the area of specialization.

271  Advanced Pharmacokinetics in Clinical Drug Development  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): L. Benet       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Activities: Lecture, Workshop

Although significant time will be devoted to theoretical aspects of the various topics, the focus will be on practical examples (real data) in how to design and interpret pharmacokinetic studies for use as a component of the regulatory drug approval process.

297  Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics Journal Club  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): B. Shoichet, T. Desai       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Seminar

Critical review of published scientific papers from scholarly journals including comprehension, analysis and evaluation of published scientific data.

299  Dissertation  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Advancement to candidacy and permission of graduate advisor.

For graduate students engaged in writing the dissertation for the Ph.D. degree.