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  • Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory (HES 5833)

    Laboratory experiments of a theoretical and applied nature emphasizing advanced concepts of physiological mechanisms, regulating responses and adaptation to exercise. Analytical and prescriptive methodologies pertaining to the energy, muscular and cardiorespiratory systems, including body composition techniques.

  • Advanced Light Microscopy (BIOL 5394)

    Focuses on theory and techniques in light microscopy covering principles including confocal laser scanning microscopy, multiple photon imaging, FLIM/FCS, FRET, fluorescence microscopy, phase contrast, DIC, 3D rendering, and other advanced optical technologies. Also includes a lab section where students will learn to use advanced epifluorescence and confocal microscopes.

  • Advanced Seminar in Cognitive Processes (PSY 6280)

    Special topics in human learning and memory or in memory and cognitive processes will be considered in detail, emphasizing recent research literature and development of research proposals.

  • Behavioral Neurobiology (BIOL 5893)

    This course examines neurobiological mechanisms of natural animal behaviors (i.e., neuroethology). It uses interactive lectures with a focus on interpreting data, as well as in-depth reading, discussion, and student presentation of original research articles. There are optional textbooks.

  • Biomechanics I (AME 5213/BME 5213)

    Introduction to physiological systems with emphasis on structure and function of tissues and organs; application of continuum mechanics to understanding of tissue and organ behavior at microscopic and macroscopic levels; viscoelastic behavior at microscopic and macroscopic levels; viscoelastic and solid biomaterials.

  • Biomechanics II (BME 5223)

    Biofluid mechanics; non-Newtonian behavior of blood and body fluids; basic mechanical properties of muscle, bone, cartilage, and other living tissues; application of continuum mechanics to circulation; growth and change of living organs in response to stress and strain.

  • Biomedical Signals and Systems (BME 5853)

    Comprehensive coverage of topics related to signals in humans. Emphasis on using engineering tools to interpret signals and underlying physiological principles. Focus on emerging engineering technologies, physiological knowledge and clinical application.

  • Biophotonics Imaging Microscopy (BME 5123)

    Optical imaging, spectroscopy, and microscopy have become indispensable tools in modern biomedical research. This course will cover the principles and instrumentation of various biomedical optical techniques, including fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, confocal and multi-photon microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and diffuse optical tomography. Biomedical applications, particularly on cancer and brain research, will also be discussed.

  • Biosensor: Fundamentals and Applications (BME 5143)

    Healthcare, precision medicine, and self-monitoring of health all depend on biosensors. The goal of the course is to provide students a thorough introduction to the topic of biosensors as well as a quantitative and in-depth understanding of device design and performance evaluation.

  • BioWriting (BIOL 5953)

    This course provides students engaged in research with the information and skills needed to effectively communicate as professional biologists. Students will learn to report the results of their own research in the format of a journal article, conference-style presentation, and poster.

  • Cellular Pathology (BIOL 5113)

    The course focus is on the molecular and cellular bases of disease and alterations in cellular process that lead to the development of various pathological conditions. Topics include symptoms of cellular disease, pathology of organelles, cell injury, cell death, immunopathology, neoplasia and genetic disorders.

  • Current Topics in Neurobiology (BIOL 5871)

    A seminar course designed to develop a student's abilities to interpret and critically evaluate research in cellular and behavioral neurobiology. Involves both public seminars and journal club style discussions of contemporary literature.

  • Digital Signal Processing (ECE 5213)

    Discrete-time linear systems, finite duration impulse response digital filters, infinite impulse response digital filters, finite word length effects, spectral analysis, fast Fourier-transforms, two-dimensional signal processing and applications.

  • Diversity of Biological Sex Characteristics (BIOL 5873)

    This course explores the diverse biological sex characteristics of nonhuman animals and people. We examine the evolution of sexual reproduction, sex-determining mechanisms, and hermaphroditic, parthenogenetic, intersex, and multiple-gender animal species, followed by the biology of intersex and transgender people. Finally, we discuss human infant genital surgeries and participation in athletic competitions.

  • Engineering Principles of the Human Body (ECE G4823)

    Introduction to the foundational engineering approach to analyzing the human body's anatomy and physiological function. Topics include muscle and forces, fluid dynamics of the lungs and cardiovascular system, electrical signals in the body, and vision and optics of the eye.

  • Exercise Physiology (HES 5823)

    Advanced study of physiological responses, regulatory mechanisms and adaptations of human performance and health; factors affecting performance and health; and training and evaluative techniques.

  • Multivariate Analysis (BIOL 5943)

    An introduction to the concepts and underpinnings of multivariate statistics used commonly in the life sciences. It includes sections on regression, central tendency, data reduction, cluster analyses, and ordination and treats both parametric and non-parametric approaches.

  • Neural Engineering (BME 5533)

    Principles and technologies of applying engineering to neuroscience, including areas such as neural tissue engineering, models of neural function, neural interface, and neuromodulation technology. Examples of neural engineering systems focus on brain-controlled interface and prosthetic systems currently in development or produced commercially, neurofeedback, and brain stimulation systems for treating disorders such as depression. MATLAB(R) programming is required.

  • Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering (BME 5443)

    Advanced knowledge of neural control of movement, musculoskeletal system, and movement impairment and disability will be discussed. Topics include the frontiers of rehabilitation engineering, including assistive technologies, brain-computer interfaces, non-invasive brain stimulation, regenerative rehabilitation, and machine learning in rehabilitation. The students will learn writing skills for NIH/AHA aims page for research projects in the field of rehabilitation.

  • Neurobiology (BIOL 5833)

    Advanced examination of cellular and behavioral neurobiology. Topics covered will include membrane biophysics, cellular neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, sensory processing, movement, and neurobiology of behavior.

  • Neurobiology of Disease (BIOL 5233)

    Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying both normal neuronal function and neuronal disorders. Includes a review of basic concepts in neuroscience through traditional lectures, and reading and discussion of original research articles. Students are required to give oral presentations, write critiques and term papers, and present research posters.

  • Neuromuscular Physiology (HES 6843)

    This course examines the structure and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems and skeletal muscle. Emphasis will be placed on how the central nervous system and motor units respond to conditions such as fatigue, exercise training, vibration, stretching, injury and disease.

  • Programming in R for Biology (BIOL 5923)

    R is a data analysis and graphics platform that has become increasingly popular in the sciences because of its power and versatility. This course provides an introduction to programming using R for applications in the biological sciences, with an emphasis on implementation.

  • Quantitative Biology (BIOL G4913)

    Techniques for complex data analysis and experimental design.

  • Quantitative Physiology (BME G4813)

    Introduces students to the mathematical and numerical techniques used to develop, solve, and analyze quantitative models of physiology systems.

  • Seminar in Cognitive Processes (PSY 5280)

    Considers special topics in cognitive psychology emphasizing recent research literature.

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (BIOL 5374)

    Principles of scanning electron microscopy are combined with training in the operation of the SEM and ancillary equipment. Students will be certified in the operation of all equipment. Sample preparationon a variety of samples and darkroom procedures will be performed. Independent project with oral report and poster required.

  • Special Topics in Structural Biology (CHEM 5760)

    Content may include the structural basis of signal transduction, structural dynamics, computational methods for biological macromolecules, microscopy, structural basis for gene regulation, and structure-guided drug discovery and design.

  • Transport in Biological Systems (BME/CH E 5293)

    Theoretical and practical aspects of transport phenomena in living organisms and biomedical technologies. Applications include hemorheology, drug delivery, extracorporeal circulation, and artificial organs.