152 Drug Discovery & Design (3 units) Spring
Instructor(s): M. Arkin Prerequisite(s): Passing Chemistry 113.
Restrictions: None. Activities: Direct - Lecture, Student - Lecture
Introduce the process and challenges in discovery of new therapeutics. Topics may include the causes of failure, target selection, methods of compound identification and optimization, intellectual property, and drug development. Class will include lectures, student-led discussion, and in-class workshops/homework. The final class will include student presentations. By the end of the course, students will understand the complex processes leading to the development of novel therapeutics.
157 Bioanalytical Theory & Technique (2 units) Spring
Instructor(s): S. Kahl Prerequisite(s): Spring quarter of third year School of Pharmacy standing or membership in approved graduate program or consent of instructor.
Restrictions: none Activities: Lecture
Course covers the theoretical basis, experimental approach and practical aspects of the detection and quantification of drugs and their metabolites in biological samples. Topics include solubility groups, liquid-liquid extractions and sample preparation, spectrophotometric techniques, mass spectrometry, chromatographic theory and techniques, competitive protein binding assays, protein separation, and DNA analysis and sequencing techniques.
163 Pharm Sciences Pathway Seminar (2 units) Fall
Restrictions: None Activities: Lecture
This course will meet weekly and involve a mixture of presentations by students and by faculty and/or outside speakers. The purpose of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to present either a research article or a progress report on their research and to learn about other research opportunities within UCSF and outside. Two classes each quarter will be presented by faculty on their own research and/or research opportunities
165 Pharmaceutical Sci. Pathway Proj.: Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2 - 14 units) Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Instructor(s): S. Kahl Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of BIOPHRM SC 134 Research Design.
Restrictions: Pharmacy students must have completed their 3rd year of professional courses or consent of instructor. Activities: Direct - Project, Student - Project
This course is designed to introduce students to research. Students will work closely with a member of the faculty and will focus on a specific project. Students will write a grant for protocol summarizing the work planned, carry out hands-on aspects of the research, analyze results and present findings.