Courses of Instruction

Physiology and Biophysics (PHBI)

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

PHBI 524 Advanced Overview of Neurosciences (4, Fa) (Enroll in NEUR 524)

PHBI 531 Cell Biology (4) (Enroll in INTD 531)

PHBI 550 Seminar in Advanced Cellular, Molecular and Systemic Physiology (1, max 12, FaSp) Lectures and student presentations on advanced topics in molecular, cellular and systemic physiology. Open to systems biology and disease program, physiology and biophysics, and patholobiology students only. Graded CR/NC.

PHBI 561 Molecular Genetics (4, Sp) (Enroll in INTD 561)

PHBI 571 Biochemistry (4, Fa) (Enroll in INTD 571)

PHBI 572 Systems Physiology and Disease I (4) (Enroll in INTD 572)

PHBI 573 Systems Physiology and Disease II (4) (Enroll in INTD 573)

PHBI 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

PHBI 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit upon acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.

PHBI 599 Special Topics (2-4, max 8, Sp)

PHBI 608ab Advanced Cellular, Molecular and Systemic Physiology (a: 2 or 4, Fa; b: 2 or 4, Sp) Lectures and student presentations on advanced topics in molecular, cellular and systemic physiology.

PHBI 618 Mathematical Modeling in Endocrinology and Metabolism (3, Fa) The application of mathematics to problems including hormone-receptor interactions, tracer kinetics, and regulation of hormones and substrates at the level of the whole organism. Prerequisite: Calculus III.

PHBI 650 Mechanisms of Ion and Solute Transport Across Cell Membranes (2, Fa) Biophysical examination of the mechanisms of ion and solute transport across cell membranes; emphasis on the structures of transport proteins and kinetic models of transport. Recommended preparation: graduate level course in biochemistry, physical biochemistry, or cell biology.

PHBI 651 Molecular Modeling and Kinetic Simulations in Membrane Transport (2, Fa) Introduction to the principles of mathematical modeling of biological systems and molecular dynamics simulations, with emphasis on membrane transport. Recommended preparation: graduate level courses in biochemistry or physical biochemistry, and cell biology.

PHBI 660 Understanding Diseases of Ion Transport (2, Sp) Examination of the genetics, biochemical mechanisms, and physiological characteristics of diseases caused by inherited mutations in ion channels and ion transport proteins.

PHBI 790 Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

PHBI 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.