Structural Biology

The MD-PhD required curriculum for the PhD consists of 72 credit hours from required and elective courses, drawn from these lists.

Prerequisites from the first two years of medical education curriculum

IMC 502 Fundamentals I 7.2 cr
IMC 504 Fundamentals II 3.8 cr
IMC 510 GI and Metabolism 5.5 cr
IMC 514 Musculoskeletal 2.5 cr
IMC 600 Hematology 1.0 cr
IMC 602 Cardiovascular 0.5 cr
IMC 606-610 Neuroscience I and II 9.0 cr
IMC 612 Endocrine 6.5 cr
    36.0 cr

Year 1, Fall

STB 533 Crystallographic Methods of Structural Biology 3.0 cr
STB 612 Structural Biology Seminar 1.0 cr
MST 601 MD-PhD Seminar 1.0 cr
STB 700 PhD Dissertation Research 1.0 cr

Year 1, Spring

STB 531 Protein Expression, Purification, Crystallization 3.0 cr
BCH 507 Protein Structure and Function 2.0 cr
STB 612 Structural Biology Seminar 1.0 cr
STB 565 Dissertation Proposal Preparation 1.0 cr
MST 601 MD-PhD Seminar 1.0 cr
STB 700 Dissertation Research 1.0 cr

Preliminary Examination and Defense by end of semester

Year 2, Fall

STB 612 Structural Biology Seminar 1.0 cr
MST 601 MD-PhD Seminar 1.0 cr
STB 700 PhD Dissertation Research 4.0 cr

Year 2, Spring

STB 612 Structural Biology Seminar 1.0 cr
MST 601 MD-PhD Seminar 1.0 cr
STB 700 PhD Dissertation Research 4.0 cr

Year 3, Fall

STB 612 Structural Biology Seminar 1.0 cr
MST 601 MD-PhD Seminar 1.0 cr
STB 700 PhD Dissertation Research 2.0 cr

Year 3, Spring

STB 612 Structural Biology Seminar 1.0 cr
MST 601 MD-PhD Seminar 1.0 cr
STB 700 PhD Dissertation Research 1.0 cr

Dissertation defense on or around July 1st