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Courses

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
BMS 501
Cell Biology (fall)
4
BMS 502
Essentials of Genetics and Genomics (fall)
3
BMS 503
Principles of Biochemistry (fall)
4
ORB 500
Cranio. Dev, Tissue Eng & Oral (fall) 2
ORB 510
Saliva and the Oral Microbiome (spring)
4
ORB 519
Critical Analysis of Literature in Oral Biology (fall)
1
ORB 520
Critical Analysis of Literature in Oral Biology (spring)
1
OS 518
STA 525
STA 527
Statistical Methods Oral Science(spring) ... or 
Stat. for Bioinformatics (spring) ... or
Intro. To Medical Statistics (fall)
4
3
4
ORB 651
Research, Laboratory Rotations
3-6
ORB 653
Dissertation Guidance

Required Training

Course # Course Name Credits
RCR/CITI Responsible Conduct of Research/CITI Training 0

Recommended Course

Course # Course Name Credits
MIR 510 Basics in Grantsmanship (fall/spring) 1

Other Possible Elective Courses

Course # Course Name Credits
ORB 545
Dynamics of Bone (fall)
2
BCH 507
Protein Structure and Function
2
BCH 508
Gene Expression
2
BCH 519  Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 

BCH 607
DNA Replication and Repair
2
BE 520
Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine
3
BE 555
Biomechanics and Mechanobiology 3
BIO 501
Advanced Biological Chemistry 4
BIO 502
Advanced Cell and Developmental Biology 4
BIO 550 Human Evolutionary Genomics (fall)
MIC 406/506 Composition and Function of the Human Microbiome 2
MIC 512 
Fundamentals of Immunology 

MIC 513
Eukaryotic Pathogens 

MIC 515 
Virology

MIC 516
Bacteriology

NRS 520 
Neuroscience I
4
NRS 524
Neuroscience III (by permission of instructor)
3
PGY 505
Cell and Membrane Physiology
4
PMY 512  Principles of Pharmacology II 
4
PMY 516
Graduate Pharmacology II
5
PMY 526
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences (TIPS)
2
PMY 527
Translational Pharmacology
2
STA 525
Statistics for Bioinformatics
2
STB 531 Protein Expression, Purification, and Crystallization 3