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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Sep 17, 2021
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Engineering (MCSE) Track

Faculty research interests in the Molecular, Cellular and Systems Engineering track are quite broad including but not limited to fundamental understanding of cellular processes (example: cell migration, cell adhesion, cell cycle control) in physiology and pathology (example: cancer, sickle cell disease), stem cell engineering, tissue morphogenesis, vascular engineering, modeling of signal transduction and cardiac mechanics. Students in this track are expected to have core competency in either cell biology or physiology and biomedical imaging. The following curriculum enables the students in this track to meet the core competency criteria and expand their knowledge in bioengineering, computational biology and molecular regulation or deregulation of biological events in physiology and pathology. Note that in addition to the following category of courses, students in his track will need to satisfy their general requirements in math, statistics, ethics, and electives as mandated by the graduate program.

All listed courses are 3 credits unless specified otherwise

Life Science (6 credits): At least one cell biology or physiology course

Track Courses (9 credits):

Course #1 - Category 1: Bioimaging 

Course #2 - Category 2: Analytical/ Engineering / Design Courses

Course #3 - Either one additional course from category 2 or one from the following list:  

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