BMSC 6000 Biomedical Enterprise Seminar
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Entry into the Biomedical Enterprise concentration, or by permission of instructor. The proseminar course will teach interdisciplinarity as a discipline itself, with introductions to the educational philosophy behind an interdisciplinary program, discussion of historical challenges resolved through interdisciplinary approaches, and debate on live case studies of current issues likely to require interdisciplinary solutions. This course will also teach strategies for professional communication and productive teamwork, such as methods for gaining familiarity with team members, setting ground rules and responsibilities, avoiding common problems, and building trust. The proseminar will be delivered with a face-to-face, interactive approach, enabling instructors, guest speakers, and students to discuss and debate current issues.

BMSC 6010 Experimental Approaches in Biomedical Research
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

BMSC 6000. Ten laboratory hours a week. A series of laboratory exercises designed to provide working knowledge and experiences in selected areas current interest/importance in biotechnology. Hands-on experience will be integrated with theory and current best practices.

BMSC 6020 Biomedical Enterprise Internship Seminar I
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

BMSC 6010. Students will have internship opportunities that range from start-up companies, established small businesses, and large enterprises with branch facilities in the region, to governmental research or regulatory agencies, to law firms with emphases such as patent, intellectual property, and/or health law. Students will be required to participate in an online internship seminar course that will help monitor their experiences and productivity. The seminar instructor will have weekly contact with all interns, thereby assuring the opportunity to raise and address concerns, share best practices for maximizing internship experiences, and gauging student progress in knowledge and skill acquisition.

BMSC 6030 Biomedical Enterprise Internship Seminar II
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

BMSC 6020. Students will continue their internship opportunities that range from start-up companies, established small businesses, and large enterprises with branch facilities in the region, to governmental research or regulatory agencies, to law firms with emphases such as patent, intellectual property, and/or health law. Students will be required to participate in an online internship seminar course that will help monitor their experiences and productivity. The seminar instructor will have weekly contact with all interns, thereby assuring the opportunity to raise and address concerns, share best practices for maximizing internship experiences, and gauging student progress in knowledge and skill acquisition.

BMSC 6040 Biomedical Enterprise Capstone
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

BMSC 6030. The aim of the capstone project is to challenge students to demonstrate their abilities to solve current practical and/or academic problems by using knowledge and skills from multiple disciplines. The capstone project should result in a product that is timely and relevant for the interdisciplinary course of study and be presented to faculty members for assessment based on the value of the product or performance. The key skill sets of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration must be assessed through the final project, and the result must be reasonable and be intellectually defensible. Faculty in conjunction with advisors from professional settings will contribute to the design, guidelines, and grading rubrics.

BMSC 8060 Effective Scientific Presentation
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

This course is designed to help students develop strong oral presentation skills using powerpoint slides. Preparing and delivering effective scientific presentations is an important skill for all graduate students in the biological science.

BMSC 8070 Viral Immunology
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Two lecture hours a week. This course will discuss topics and concepts of Immunology and host immune responses to viral pathogens and vaccines, and vaccine adjuvants. Topics include viruses (influenza, human respiratory syncytial virus, human metapneumovirus), viral vaccines, and maternal immunizations of preclinical studies as well as host pathogen interactions. This course will cover problems in current vaccines and discuss new approaches to develop novel vaccines against difficult pathogens such as new pandemic and respiratory syncytial virus. Also, this course will involve critical thinking and new insights into immunology of host immune responses, pathogenesis, and inflammation as well as developing vaccines.

BMSC 8080 Advanced Immunotechnology
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Any one of the following courses: BIOL 3880/7880, BIOL 3800/7800, CHEM 4600/6600, BIOL 4575/6575, or BIOL 4278/6278
Description

This is a weekly 1-lecture (2 hours) graduate course. Total 11-12 important topics which form the milestones of modern experimental molecular/cellular immunology. One topic will be covered in each lecture. An example of these topics would be monoclonal antibody.

BMSC 8090 Progress in Virology Research
Credit Hours 2.0
Description

Any one of the following: BIOL 3800, BIOL 4278, CHEM 4600 or equivalent. This course will consist of weekly seminars in current topics in virology, placing particular emphasis on discussing the structural organization and pathogenesis of clinically significant RNA viruses (i.e. members of the paramyxo-, pneumo-, orthomyxo-, filo-, and flavivirus families) and evaluating current approaches towards prevention and management of human infection by these pathogens. Each course participant will present at least once on a topic of choice within the outlines thematic framework (30-45 minute oral presentation) and is expected to actively participate in in-class discussions that will follow each presentation.

BMSC 8675 Molecular Virology
Credit Hours 4.0
Description

BIOL 3880, BIOL 3890, BIOL 4575, and CHEM 4600, or equivalents. Four lecture hours a week. Molecular biology of viruses, their replication and genetics, and interaction of viruses and the host cell.

BMSC 8800 Master’s Research
Credit Hours 1.0 - 25.0
Description

Repeatable course. 1 – 25 credit hours.