PBMS 650: The Practice and Ethics of Science

PMCB students in the classroom.

Required for all incoming graduate students. This course is designed to provide an introduction to basic principles of scientific conduct and practice for graduate students pursuing careers in biomedical research. Specific topics include: laboratory safety, professional standards, use of laboratory animals and human subjects, research funding and career development. Course material will be presented primarily in the form of lectures and panel discussions, with opportunities for student discussion.

Bruce Schnapp, Ph.D.


Phone: 503-494-8994

Robert Duvoisin, Ph.D.


Phone: 503-418-2665

Graduate students

Non-graduate students (post-docs, fellows, etc.)

Faculty sign-up instructions:

  1. Log into Compass
  2. Search for "Ethics" or "650" in the upper right hand search bar.
  3. Click the "request" button for the session(s) you would like to participate in.

Compass will keep a record of your course completion, as well as send you an Outlook calendar invitation for your specific session(s). 

Jeffrey Miller


Phone: 503-494-3467