Journal Clubs

Fall 2015 Journal Clubs

Fall 2015 CMPP Journal Clubs (CMPP 794)

1. MicroRNAs and Diseases

Coordinator: Dr. Seungil Ro sro@med.unr.edu
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology

Course Units: 1 unit-letter grades

Description: The club is aimed to give graduate students an overview of recent advancements and new directions for microRNAs that control biological processes in plants, animals, and humans. The club will emphasize the cellular and molecular mechanisms of how microRNAs regulate cell differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis, leading to aberrant development of diseases. Recently published scientific journal papers will be chosen for the students to present in the club. Each student will present a selected paper, and the others will participate in discussion. Participating students are required to write a brief peer feedback for each presented paper.

Wednesdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, CMM 203

2. Methods for the Analysis of Genomic, Proteomic, and other Large Data Sets in the Biomedical Sciences

Coordinators: Dr. Chad Cowles ccowles@unr.edu
Dr. Craig Ulrich culrich@unr.edu
Department of Pharmacology

Course Units: 1 unit-letter grades

Description: Data management, analysis, and accessibility are critical in this day and age due to exponential growth in the amount of data generated in the biomedical sciences. Biological discovery and biomedical research are reliant on organizing, representing, and making data accessible to both humans and computers. This course will focus on the presentation of novel data analysis methods in a journal club style format.

Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, CMM 301

3. Cardiovascular Health and Diseases Journal Club-Fall 2015

Coordinators: Dr. Yumei Feng yumeifeng@med.unr.edu
Dr. Shailesh Agarwal sagarwal@med.unr.edu
Departments of Pharmacology and Physiology & Cell Biology

Course Units: 1 unit-letter grades

Description: The objectives of this Journal Club are to learn the newest advances and breakthroughs in the field of cardiovascular research in animals and humans. This journal club is focused on many aspects of cardiovascular science, including advanced molecular and cellular biology techniques, whole animal physiology and electrophysiology, pharmacology, and neuroscience. Recently published papers will be selected to present in the journal club by Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Faculty Members. Students earning credit are required to present a paper during one of the journal club hours. Grades will be given according to the attendance, presentation, and discussion during the journal club.

Mondays, 4-5pm, Manville 1A