​​​Biology intensive course for those with math or computational biology heavy backgrounds who would like an introduction to biomedical sciences upon entering the Sackler NYU PhD program. 


August 21-25, 2017 (5 sessions) 1-3PM

Translational Research Building (TRB)

227 East 30th Street 

Instructor: Kelly Ruggles, PhD


​Recommended Reading:

The Processes of Life by Lawrence E. Hunter 


Monday, August 21 (2 hours)

​TRB 819

Session 1: Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology
Topics Covered:

  • Macromolecules
  • Cell organization
  • Central dogma of molecular biology
  • ​Model organisms
  • ​Genomics basics

Recommended Background: 


Tuesday, Aug 22 (2 hours)

TRB 619
Session 2: Genetics and genomics
Topics Covered:

  • Genetic inheritance and variation
  • Applications of genomics
  • Next generation sequencing.

Recommended Background: 


Wednesday, Aug 23 (2 hours)

TRB 619
Session 3: Transcription and Gene Regulation
Topics Covered:

  • Eukaryotic transcription
  • Transcriptional regulation
  • Epigenetics

Recommended Background: 


Thursday, Aug 24 (2 hours)

​TRB 819
Session 4: Proteins and Post-translational Modifications
Topics covered:

  • Protein synthesis and structure
  • Protein complexes
  • Protein folding

Recommended Background: 


Friday, Aug 24 (2 hours)
​TRB 619

Session 5: Cell signaling and General Questions

  • Cell cycle 
  • Cellular Signaling
  • ​Network Biology
  • Remaining questions from "Introduction to Research" syllabus

Recommended Background: 

RUGGLES LAB

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