Spring Semester

GMS 6140 – Principles of Immunology

This course focuses on fundamental principles of basic and experimental immunology, from first engagement of innate immunity to the generation of the adaptive immune response and its clinical consequences. Weekly small group sessions provide experience in problem-solving and application of immunology principles in an experimental context.

Spring Semester

GMS 7877 – Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research

This course is designed to introduce key issues in the responsible conduct of research (RCR), following the research process from inception to planning, conducting, reporting, and reviewing biomedical research.  The course seeks to provide a practical overview of the rules, regulations, and professional practices that define the responsible conduct of research. 


GMS 6945 – Team Science

Addressing today’s complex research and societal problems requires integration of specialized knowledge bases and cross-disciplinary collaboration. This course offers practical guidance about engaging in Team Science to pursue complex research questions, work effectively with team members, and assess team performance in order to produce high impact research outcomes.


GMS 6847 – Translational Research & Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community, and Policy


GMS 7950 – Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education

This elective course provides an overview of educational issues faced by biomedical scientists teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional level, e.g. teaching skills & strategies and the underlying theory of learning and teaching.  The course will use a variety of teaching formats modeling teaching behaviors, and will provide practical guidelines for a variety of teaching skills. The next time this course will be taught is FALL 2023.

Team-Based Learning Resources

Educational Scholarship Resources

I consider my classrooms – whether in person or virtual – to be places where all learners will be treated with respect.  I welcome participation by diverse individuals, in all ways we define “diverse”, with visible and nonvisible differences.  I expect everyone to contribute to a respectful, welcoming, and inclusive environment for every other member of the class.  There is an old saying that brilliant minds think alike.  That is often true, such as when brilliant minds from different disciplines converge on the same idea.  However, it is probably more often true that, as Dr. Hannah Valentine, the first NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity said, “Brilliant minds think differently!”  I am a firm believer that Diversity Drives Discovery.