All courses carry 3 credits unless otherwise specified.

521 Physiology of Reproduction
Comparative aspects of anatomy, embryology, endocrinology, and physiology of reproduction and lactation. Credit, 4. 

555 Environmental Toxicology in Context
(1st sem, even yrs)

Web-based course that primarily teaches the toxicology of environmental pollutants using current examples.

585 Animal and Environmental Toxicology
(1st sem, odd yrs)

All aspects of insecticide chemistry, including toxicity, classification, pharmacodynamics and metabolism, mechanisms of action, resistance, and environmental toxicology. Also examines veterinary drugs that control eco- and endo-parasites. For those with animal science, toxicological, agricultural or environmental interests.

596 Independent Study
Generally this level is used by upper level undergraduates but can be used by beginning graduate students. All faculty. Credit, 1-6.

672 Molecular Medicine
An introduction to diseases of major organ systems and biotechnological approaches to improve diagnosis and treatment. Topics include cancer, genetic disease, cardiac disease, neurologic disorders, tissue transplantation. Prerequisites: BIOCHEM 523 and course in physiology. 

696 Independent Study
Specific problem in some aspect of animal or biological sciences including research by non-thesis master’s students. May be taken for satisfactory/unsatisfactory or graded credit. Students register with the interested faculty member. Can be used for master’s students to review literature on the topic chosen for their laboratory research but this requires an oral presentation. All faculty. Credit, 1-6.

697I Journal Club in Toxicology
 Presentation and critique by students of recent scientific papers and their own work in progress. Arcaro, Clark. Credit, 1 ea. sem.

697J Special Topics in Cells, Genes and Development
(2nd sem, even yrs)
Hormone signaling and mechanisms of signal transduction, fertilization, early embryogenesis, applications of gamete and embryo manipulations for biomedical purposes and sustained agricultural production, tissue-specific gene expression and tumorigenesis. Alfandari, Fissore, Jerry, Visconti

699 Master’s Thesis

Credit, 1-10.

792 Seminar in Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences
Presentation of research projects and literature review by faculty and graduate students within the department as well as by guest speakers from around the world. Credit, 1 ea. sem.

794A Journal Club in Immunology
Presentation and critique by students of recent scientific papers in the field of immunology. Baldwin, Black, Goldsby, Martz, Osborne, Telfer. Credit, 1 ea. sem.

795A Journal Club in Cells, Genes and Development
Presentation and critique of current primary research literature on animal biotechnology including developmental and reproductive biology, transgenesis and gene expression, oogenesis and signal transduction, mammary gland biology, and tumorigenesis. Alfandari, Fissore, Jerry, Visconti. Credit, 1 ea. sem.

796 Independent Study
May be taken for satisfactory/unsatisfactory or graded credit, generally as the second graduate-level independent study taken. Involves an oral presentation at a laboratory meeting or to departmental faculty. All faculty. Credit, 1-6.


899 Doctoral Dissertation
Credit, 18.

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