Courses

CRB Courses

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CRB/MHB 615: Regenerative Medicine Ethics and Society

Description: Study of regenerative medicine and stem cell research within social, ethical and political contexts.

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Instructors: Anita Bhattacharyya and Krishanu Saha

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 3.00

Course ID: 023183

CRB 630: Proteomics Approaches for Biologists

Description: Proteomics and metabolomics are playing an increasingly important role in biology and medicine. Many biology labs are now starting to use proteomics and metabolomics in their research projects. This course is designed specifically for students in biological sciences who have interests to learn proteomics and metabolomics. It will integrate formal classroom lectures with one-on-one consultation. Lectures include the essential fundamentals and applications in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics to address biological/medical problems. Meanwhile, one-on-one consultation will be offered to respond to students’ individual needs, including the design of proteomics/metabolomics experiments, troubleshooting, and proper interpretation of the results. Students who take this course should have basic chemistry and biochemistry knowledge.

Prerequisite: Graduate student standing or Biochem 501 or Biochem 507

Instructors: Ying Ge

Semester Offered: Spring

Credits: 2.00

Course ID: 024263

CRB 640: Fundamentals of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

Description: The course will provide a foundation to understand fundamental biological, mechanistic, and experimental concepts in the field of stem cell and regenerative biology. The course is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a significant background in one or more of the following fields: biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.

Prerequisite: Enrollment limited to students who have taken Biochemistry 507 or Biochemistry 508 or Genetics 566 or Zoology 570.

Instructors: Emery Bresnick, Rupa Sridharan

Semester Offered: Spring

Credits: 3.00

Course ID: 023829

CRB 650: Molecular & Cellular Organogenesis

Description: The course is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in developmental biology, stem cell biology, molecular basis of normal organ formation, and biomedical engineering. This course will cover the most current knowledge of the basic principles of organogenesis including the molecular and cellular pathways leading to normal organ development and tissue regeneration. Tissue/organ specification, differentiation, and developmental processes, focusing on molecular and associated signal transduction pathways and transcriptional regulation will be covered in depth. Current understanding of the role of stem cells in normal and abnormal development and regenerative biology is included.

Prerequisite: Introductory course in developmental biology such as Zoology 470, Mammalian Embryology, or other is recommended but not required.

Instructors: Youngsook Lee, Grace Boekhoff-Falk

Semester Offered: Spring

Credits: 3.00

Course ID: 023767

CRB 675: Topics in Cell and Regenerative Biology

Topic: Stem Cell Seminar

 

Description: This course examines various special topics in Cell and Regenerative Biology. See Class Notes for additional information.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Instructors: Tim Kamp

Semester Offered: Fall and Spring

Credits: 1.00

Course ID: 024803


Topic: Biology of Heart

 

Description: The course will provide a foundation to understand biological, mechanistic, and experimental concepts in the field of heart function, disease and regeneration. The course is designed for graduate students and advanced undergraduates with a significant background in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology or related areas.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Instructors: Junsu Kang, Ahmed Mahmoud, and Alexey Glukhov

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 3.00

Course ID: 024803


Topic: Developmental Genetics

 

Description: We will cover a broad range of topics in animal development, with an emphasis on molecular mechanisms. Throughout the course, we will focus on common themes, with the goal of understanding and analyzing current research in developmental biology, rather than memorizing the names of proteins.

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Instructors: Deneen Wellik, Anita Bhattacharyya, Barak Blum, Grace Boekhoff-Falk, Emery Bresnick, Anne Griep, Junsu Kang, Youngsook Lee, and Ahmed Mahmoud

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 3.00

Course ID: 024803

CRB 699: Independent Study

Description: One-on-one learning experience allowing undergraduates to work with a faculty adviser to develop research projects and skills.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Instructors: All CRB Faculty

Semester Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credits: 1.00 – 4.00

Course ID: 024113

CRB/MED 701: Cell Signals and Human Disease

Description: This course is intended for PhD and MSTP students interested in medically relevant basic science. Landmark discoveries, as well as current knowledge and controversies in human health, with an emphasis on cancer biology, will be covered.

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in a PhD or MSTP program

Instructors: Mark Burkard, Beth Weaver

Semester Offered: Spring

Credits: 1.00

Course ID: 023830

CRB 990: Research and Thesis

Description: Research and Thesis.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Instructors: All CRB Faculty Members

Semester Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credits: 1.00 – 9.00

Course ID: 024163

M.S. in Biotechnology Courses

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CRB 800: Intellectual Property, Patents, and Licensing

Description: This course presents important core concepts, including intellectual property, patent law, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing and patent litigation, all specific to the field of biotechnology. You’ll learn about the types of intellectual property and how they fit together to protect a product or service. You’ll understand the fundamentals of licensing and technology transfer and the important role of patent examines. You’ll also explore the unique aspects of early-stage intellectual property, including market dynamics, pricing and valuation.

Prerequisite: Admission and enrollment in the Master of Science in Biotechnology Program

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 2.00

Course ID: 024148

CRB 802: Business of Biotech: Fundamentals of Product Development

Description: The Business Fundamentals course is designed to give the Masters in Biotechnology students their first exposure to business principles as applied to the operation of biotechnology companies and serve as a foundation for the more advanced business curriculum. This course will lay the groundwork for students to fully appreciate the challenges inherent in translating scientific discoveries into a successful business.

Prerequisite: Admission and enrollment in the M.S. in Biotechnology Program at UW-Madison

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 2.00

Course ID: 024149

CRB 803: Molecular Technologies I

Description: An intensive workshop that will teach biotechniques, biotechnology product development, and biotechnology applications interfaced with analytical, communication and teaching skills. This workshop will simulate the corporate and academic biotechnology setting.

Prerequisite: Admission into the M.S. biotechnology program

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 2.00

Course ID: 022088

CRB 804: Biotechnology Regulation and Ethics

Description: Biotechnology Regulation & Ethics is designed as an introductory survey course of the political, legal, and ethical issues that have driven the development of the biotechnology industry. Special emphasis is given to FDA regulation of new drugs, devices, and biologics, and to federal regulation and ethics of human subjects research. Students should come away with an enhanced ability to understand how regulation and politics interact with business and finance to influence the formation and growth of biotechnology companies. Students will be introduced to the ethical issues that help shape public policy regarding applications of biotechnology.

Prerequisite: Admission and enrollment in the M.S. in Biotechnology Program at UW-Madison

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 2.00

Course ID: 024150

CRB 820: Biotechnology Operations

Description: Addresses issues related to the development and manufacture of products for human health, including medical devices and human therapeutics. Topics include regulatory affairs, quality control and validation, clinical and nonclinical studies.

Prerequisite: Declared in the Biotechnology graduate program

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Spring

Credits: 5.00

Course ID: 022089

CRB 824: Molecular Technologies II

Description: An intensive workshop that will teach biotechniques, biotechnology product development, and biotechnology applications interfaced with analytical, communication and teaching skills. This workshop will simulate the corporate and academic biotechnology setting.

Prerequisite: Admission into the M.S. biotechnology program

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Spring

Credits: 3.00

Course ID: 022090

CRB 830: Early Drug Discovery

Description: Provides students with an overview of the early drug discovery process, including target identification and validation, generation of diverse chemical libraries, assay development and high throughput screening, lead optimization by compound profiling, and drug targeting and delivery.

Prerequisite: Admission to M.S. in biotechnology

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 4.00

Course ID: 022375

CRB 834: Molecular Technologies III

Description: Covers theory and applications of drug discovery. Laboratory assays and methods focus on primary, secondary, and ADMETox (absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, toxicity) drug screening. In addition, students build communication skills while working on team projects and reporting scientific results.

Prerequisite: Admission to M.S. in biotechnology

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 1.00

Course ID: 022376

CRB 841: Business of Biotech: Contemporary Challenges Applications

Description: This course presents contemporary issues in the business of biotechnology where students apply concepts critical to the success of modern biotechnology firms. Topics focus on modern problem-solving, including issues relating to leadership and management, product development and negotiation and licensing.

Prerequisite: Admission to M.S. in biotechnology

Instructors: Natalie Betz

Semester Offered: Fall

Credits: 2.00

Course ID: 022378

For all Biotechnology courses, please contact the M.S. in Biotechnology Program for more information or questions about enrollment