Predoctoral Training in Pharmacology

Integrated Predoctoral Training Program in
Pharmacological Sciences

Curriculum

Those trainees who enter the Systems Biology of Disease and Therapeutics Training Area: the Systems Biomedicine Course will serve as Core I (Fall). Students may choose the Pharmacology track for which Pharmacology will serve as Core II (Winter-spring) and Quantitative Physiology will be Core III. Students who choose a Systems Biology track will have Quantitative Physiology as Core II and Systems Biology: Biomedical Modeling as Core III (with guidance students may substitute a more advanced modeling course from the Courant Institute). Students in either track may take all four courses, choosing a track and taking the fourth course as an elective (with permission for the Advisory Committee and Training Area Co-Directors).

 

Typical Ph.D. Schedule
Year 1
Fall Winter-Spring
  • Systems Biomedicine: Molecules, Cells and Networks (Core I) - 6 credits
  • Statistics and Quantitative Reasoning - 3 credits
  • Responsible Conduct of Research -1 credit
  • J Club, e.g. Pharmacology Forum (trainees must attend) and/or another Journal Club - 1-2 credits
  • Seminar, e.g. Joint Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics/Translational Systems Biology -1 credit
  • Lab Rotation - 3 credits
  • Dean's Lectures and Meet the Authors Sessions - 1 credit
  • Pharmacology (Core II Pharmacology Track - 4 credits) or Quantitative Physiology (Core II Systems Biology Track and Core III for Pharmacology Track - 3 credits)
  • Systems Biology: Biomedical Modeling (Core III for Systems Biology Track - 3 credits)
  • J Club, e.g. Pharmacology Forum (trainees must attend) and/or another Journal Club - 1-2 credits
  • Seminar, e.g. Joint Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics/Translational Systems Biology - 1 credit
  • Lab Rotation - 3 credits
  • Dean's Lectures and Meet the Authors Sessions - 1 credit
Year 2
Students take 8 credits of elective work that may include a fourth "core course", Advanced Cell Signaling (4 credit), Pharmacogenetics (2 credit), Clinical Investigation for the Translational scientist (2 credit) and are encouraged to take at least 2 Customized Mini-Courses (CMC) in which a faculty mentor and 1-3 students read, discuss areas of interest and analyze current state of data and experimental opportunities in key areas.

Note: Some trainees in the Integrated Pharmacological Sciences Training Program will have chosen Training Areas other than Systems Biology of Disease and Therapeutics (e.g. Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomic Sciences) although their research is related to pharmacological sciences and related areas of systems biology. Such trainees will be expected to take at least one course in the Systems Biology of Disease and Therapeutics curriculum, participate in Pharmacology Forum.

 


Program Director

Dr. Terry A. Krulwich is the Sharon & Frederick A. Klingenstein-Nathan G. Kase, MD Professor, Program Director of the Mount Sinai Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program and of the Predoctoral Integrated Pharmacological Sciences Training Program. She is also the Education and Outreach Core Director for the Systems Biology Center New York.

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Terry A. Krulwich, PhD
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Box 1603
New York, NY 10029

Fall 2013 Systems Biomedicine Course

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