Molecular, Cellular, & Integrative Physiology (Graduate Group)

Julie Bossuyt, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 227 Life Sciences Building; 530-752-9092; http://mcip.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mcip.ucdavis.edu/faculty/


Julie Bossuyt, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 227 Life Sciences Building; 530-752-9092; http://mcip.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mcip.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

Graduate Study

The Graduate Group in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology offers programs of study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and participates in joint Ph.D./M.D. and Ph.D./D.V.M. programs. The programs emphasize broad training in the fundamental principles of cellular, molecular, and integrative physiology.

Master Advisor. Chao-Yin Chen

Graduate Advisors. Gretchen Casazza, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Eleonora Grandi

Julie Bossuyt, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 227 Life Sciences Building; 530-752-9092; http://mcip.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://mcip.ucdavis.edu/faculty/

Graduate Study

The Graduate Group in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology offers programs of study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and participates in joint Ph.D./M.D. and Ph.D./D.V.M. programs. The programs emphasize broad training in the fundamental principles of cellular, molecular, and integrative physiology.

Master Advisor. Chao-Yin Chen

Graduate Advisors. Gretchen Casazza, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Eleonora Grandi

Courses in MCP:
MCP 200LAnimal Cell Culture Laboratory (4) Active
Discussion—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Courses in undergraduate Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or General Physiology, or consent of instructor. Techniques of cell culture, with emphases on cell physiology and the actions of drugs and toxicants on cultured somatic cells. Design, performance and interpretation of experiments with animal cells in vitro. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 210AAdvanced Physiology (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Physiology Ph.D. program, or consent of instructor. Advanced course in general principles of physiology, surveying homeostasis, cellular and selected topics, and neurophysiology. (Same course as HPH 210A.) (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 210AAdvanced Physiology (5) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Physiology Ph.D. program or consent of instructor. MCP 210A (or HPH 210A) is a required core course for the MCIP graduate group; course contains thermodynamics discussions and requires substantial math and physics background in order to succeed; approval for registering from Co-IRs is required to get CRN. Advanced course on fundamental principles of cell physiology, transport physiology, signal transduction, physiology of excitable cells, and muscle physiology. (Same course as HPH 210A.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
MCP 210BAdvanced Physiology (6) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Physiology Ph.D. program, or consent of instructor. Advanced course in general principles of physiology, surveying homeostasis, cellular and selected topis, and neurophysiology. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 210CAdvanced Physiology (5) Active
Lecture—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Doctoral student in the Molecular, Integrative and Comparative Physiology Graduate Group, or consent of instructor. Graduate level instruction in the general principles of physiology and the neural and humoral control of the cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, sensory, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
MCP 210LPhysiology Laboratory Rotations (5) Active
Laboratory—15 hour(s). Restricted to Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology (MCIP) graduate students. One mandatory rotation and up-to two voluntary rotations. Students learn techniques and perform experiments related to particular research problems. At the end of the rotations students give a short talk and hand in a research paper. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2014 Spring Quarter.
MCP 215Electrophysiology Techniques and Applications (3) Active
Lecture—1.5 hour(s); Discussion—1.5 hour(s). Broad scope of topics in electrophysiology techniques and applications. (Same course as PHA 215.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2015 Spring Quarter.
MCP 216Neurophysiology Literature (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Lectures covering experimental and theoretical methods in studying cell membrane ion channels and the resulting characterization of the physiological functions and structure/function relationships of some of the most important channel types. Discussion of classical and current original papers. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 219Muscle Growth and Development (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 103; (BIS 104 or MCB 150); or Consent of Instructor. Integration of growth and development of skeletal muscle; morphology, biochemistry, neural control mechanisms, circulatory and nutritional factors. Prenatal and neonatal differentiation of fiber types. Experimental and hereditary myopathies. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 220Biological Sciences 103, Biological Sciences 104 or Molecular and Cellular Biology 150, or consent of instructor. (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; BIS 103; NPB 110; NPB 110L. Basic phenomena of sexual and asexual reproduction and comparisons of processes in a wide variety of animals; gamete formation, structure, and metabolism; fertilization; neuroendocrine mechanisms in maturation and reproductive cycles; behavioral aspects. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 222Mammalian Gametogenesis and Fertilization (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 121; Or the equivalent. Course will emphasize our current understanding of events in mammalian gametogenesis and the fertilization process. Published results, conclusions drawn from these results, and their contribution to our understanding will be discussed. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 230Advanced Endocrinology (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 130; Or the equivalent, and graduate standing. Focus on timely topic of endrocrine research. Critical review of current literature and discussion of future research strategies in the area. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 231Neuroendocrinology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 130; or the equivalent course in endocrinology; NPB 110 or the equivalent course in systemic physiology. Neural-endocrine interactions; neural regulation of the endocrine system, especially in relation to reproduction; the role of hormones and growth factors in sexual differentiation of the brain. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 234Current Topics in Neurotoxicology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Core courses in one of the following graduate programs: Pharmacology and Toxicology, Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology, Molecular Cellular and Integrative Physiology or Neuroscience. Restricted to upper level undergraduate students must obtain permission from the course coordinator. General principles of neurotoxicology, the cell and molecular mechanisms and health impacts of specific neurotoxicants and the contribution of neurotoxic compounds to complex neurodevelopmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. (Same course as ETX 234 and VMB 234.) (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
MCP 242Biological Rhythms (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 110 or the equivalent. General aspects and basic mechanisms of biological rhythms; the importance of rhythm desynchronization in areas of pharmacology and space medicine; telemetry; mathematical methods; chronometry; daily, reproductive, and annual periods; shift-work, jet lag and sleep disorders. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 255Physiology of the Stress Response (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate Student Status. Definition of Stress; Physiological mechanisms of adaptation to stress; Hormonal control of the systemic stress response; Mechanisms of the cellular stress response; Discussion of current trends in stress physiology and current methods for studying the stress response; (Same course as ABG 255.) (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Summer Session 2.
MCP 261ATopics in Vision: Eyes and Retinal Mechanisms (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 100 or NPB 112; Or the equivalent; graduate standing. Structure and function of the visual system, with emphasis on the eye and retina, including optics, anatomy, transduction, retinal synapses, adaptation, and parallel processing. (Same course as NSC 261A and NPB 261A.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
MCP 261BTopics in Vision: Systems, Psychophysics, Computational Models (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. MCP 261A recommended. Functions of the central visual pathways and their underlying mechanisms. Recent research on aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, electrophysiology, psychophysics, development, and genetics of the visual system. (Same course as NSC 261B and NPB 261B.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
MCP 261CTopics in Vision: Clinical Vision Science (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MCP 261A; MCP 261B; or Consent of Instructor. Causes and mechanistic bases of major blinding diseases. Recent research on aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, electrophysiology , psychophysics, development, and genetics of the visual system related to disease. (Same course as NSC 261C and NPB 261C.) (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
MCP 275Neurohumoral Regulatory Mechanisms of Thermogenesis (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 104; BIS 102; and Consent of Instructor. Or equivalent courses. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, this course will examine thermogenic systems in homeotherms (primarily mammals) with respect to regulation (hormonal and central nervous control) and effector mechanisms (basis of heat generation at the target cell). (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 290Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Discussion and critical evaluation of advanced topics and current trends in research. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 290CResearch Conference in Physiology (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Presentation and discussion of faculty and graduate student research in physiology. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 291BSeminar in Cellular Mechanisms of Adaptation (1) Active
Discussion—0.5 hour(s); Seminar—0.5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 103; NPB 100B; Consent of Instructor. Review and evaluation of current literature and research in cellular adaptations to the environment. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 291DResearch Approaches in Physiology (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Current research in physiology. Overall design of experiments and particular research areas. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 293Current Progress in Physiology (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Seminars presented by guest lecturers describing their current research activities. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
MCP 300APedagogical Aspects of Physiology in Higher Education (3) Active
Lecture; Discussion; Laboratory. Prerequisite(s): Meet qualifications for teaching assistant in physiology. Participation as a teaching assistant for one quarter in a designated physiology course. Instruction in methods of leading discussion groups, leading laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, operation and use of laboratory equipment, and reading and grading laboratory reports. Course meets teaching requirements for Ph.D. program in Physiology. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 300BPedagogical Aspects of Physiology in Higher Education (3) Active
Lecture; Discussion; Laboratory. Prerequisite(s): Meet qualifications for teaching assistant in physiology. Participation as a teaching assistant for one quarter in a designated physiology course. Instruction in methods of leading discussion groups, leading laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, operation and use of laboratory equipment, and reading and grading laboratory reports. Course meets teaching requirements for Ph.D. program in Physiology. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
MCP 390The Teaching of Physiology (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Teaching Assistant assignment to a physiology lecture course. Practical experience in methods and problems of teaching physiology lecture courses. May include analyses of texts and supporting material, discussion of teaching techniques, preparing for and conducting discussion sessions, and formulation of topics and questions for examinations under supervision of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.