Physiology & Pharmacology
Courses and descriptions
PHPH 601 Research
PHPH 603 Thesis
PHPH 606 Journal Club
Course Director:Michael Cohen, Ph.D. Term: Fall, Winter, Spring
PHPH 607 Departmental Seminar Series
Course Director: Francis Valiyaveetil, Ph.D
Term: Fall, Winter, Spring
PHPH 614 Neurophysiology and Pharmacology of Pain
Coure Director: Mary Heinricher, Ph.D
Term: TBD, Contact the Department
PHPH 617 Pharmacokinetics: Drug Absorption, Distribution, and Elimination
Course Directors: Dennis Koop Ph.D and Tom Scanlan Ph.D.
This course will provide students with an introduction to drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
PHPH 618 Receptor Pharmacology
Course Director: Beth Habecker, Ph.D
This course will provide the students with an introduction to the molecular mechanisms of drug action and the principles of drug-receptor interactions.
PHPH 619 Topics in Autonomic Physiology and Pharmacology
Course Directors: Habecker
This advanced topics course surveys the function and regulation of the autonomic nervous system, and the basis for autonomic drug actions. Topics can include autonomic control of cardiovascular function, energy balance, thermoregulation, respiration, and others.
PHPH 621 The Visual System
Course Director: Duvoisin and Catherine Morgans
This course alternates between Cellular and Developmental Biology of the Visual System in odd numbered years, and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of the Visual System in even numbered years.
PHPH 622 Ion Channels and Genetic Diseases
Course Director: Dawson
Term: TBA, Contact the department
The course introduces the basic concepts of ion channel function in the context of the origin of inherited diseases and considers how alterations in channel function produce neurophysiology states, such as cystic fibrosis, myotonias, and cardiac arrhythmia and the potential bases for therapeutics and directed drug development.
PHPH 630 Advanced Organic Synthesis
Course Director: Scanlan
Credits: FourThis course deals with advanced organic synthesis methods and synthetic planning and execution strategies for complex target compound synthesis. The goal of the course is that students will emerge with a practical understanding of how to apply the tools of organic synthesis to their research.
Common Elective Courses
PHPH 605 Readings and Conferences: Topics in Physiology or Pharmacology
Course DIrector: Faculty