CRB 610 — FUNDAMENTALS OF MAMMALIAN EMBRYOLOGY

2 credits.

To provide graduate and advanced undergraduate students with a thorough grounding in the conceptual basis of mammalian development using the mouse (and sometimes other species) as a model system. Graduate Students: Matriculation in any Master¿s/Doctoral Program in Biology or Bioengineering, or consent of instructor

CRB 630 — PROTEOMICS APPROACHES FOR BIOLOGISTS

2 credits.

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.

CRB 640 — FUNDAMENTALS OF STEM CELL AND REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY

3 credits.

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.

CRB 650 — MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR ORGANOGENESIS

3 credits.

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.

CRB 675 — TOPICS IN CELL AND REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY

1-3 credits.

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

CRB 699 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-4 credits.

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

CRB/​MEDICINE  701 — CELL SIGNALING AND HUMAN DISEASE

1 credit.

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.

CRB 800 — INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PATENTS AND LICENSING

2 credits.

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.

CRB 802 — BUSINESS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: FUNDAMENTALS OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

2 credits.

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. S. in Biotechnology Program at UW-Madison

CRB 803 — MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIES I

2 credits.

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. S. biotechnology progm

CRB 804 — BIOTECHNOLOGY REGULATION AND ETHICS

2 credits.

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. S. in Biotechnology Program at UW-Madison

CRB 820 — BIOTECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

4 credits.

This course covers various operations within a biotechnology company. This includes regulatory affairs, quality conrol, clinical and nonclinical studies. S. biotechnology progm

CRB 824 — MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIES II

3 credits.

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. S. biotechnology program

CRB 830 — EARLY DRUG DISCOVERY

4 credits.

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. S. in biotechnology

CRB 834 — MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIES III

1 credit.

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. S. in biotechnology

CRB 841 — BUSINESS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES AND APPLICATIONS

2 credits.

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. S. in biotechnology

CRB 842 — BUSINESS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: SUSTAINING GROWTH

2 credits.

Examines how companies gain and sustain competitive advantages. To be successful, a company's strategy must permeate all departments and functional areas. Knowledge and skills gained from prior business courses (for instance, marketing, management, finance, accounting) will be applied to specific case studies exploring general corporate management and strategy with respect to the total enterprise. This discussion-based course draws heavily on experiential exercises to develop a deeper understanding of strategic management.

CRB 843 — PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

2 credits.

With a focus on the biotechnology and medical device industries provides an opportunity for students to share experiences and information and to practice leadership and project management knowledge and skills. It focuses upon understanding and developing a Project Management Plan. The course addresses the issues and various situations faced by Project Managers and their effective response.

CRB 844 — ADVANCED BIOTECHNOLOGY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

4 credits.

Focuses on state-of-the-art topics of global importance. This course is designed as a capstone experience in which the skills and knowledge gained in the M.S. in Biotechnology Program are integrated and applied to achieve a new level of synthesis and depth of understanding about an important problem in biotechnology today. A major goal of this course is to deepen technical understanding of novel technologies, broaden awareness of ethical and regulatory issues in biotechnology globally, and increase awareness of opportunities for intellectual collaboration and entrepreneurship.

CRB 990 — RESEARCH AND THESIS

1-9 credits.

Research and Thesis.