University of Wisconsin–Madison

Courses

CRB Courses

  • 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- 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: Spring

    Credits: 1.00

    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 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

Masters in Biotechnology Courses

  • 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 800 level courses, please contact the Masters of Science in Biotechnology Program for more information or questions about enrollment