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Advisory Committee

Dr. Nora Sarvetnick (Chair and Program Director) and Dr. Laura Bilek

PhD Curriculum

Students enrolled in MSIA - Regenerative Medicine & Biomaterials Design PhD graduate program engage in and learn the processes and methodologies affiliated with regenerative medicine and bioengineering that have translational aspects.  This type of research considered relevant include, but are not limited to organogenesis, tissue engineering, polymer chemistry, biomechanics, medical robotics, imaging, stem cell research, and clinical therapeutics.   There are two tracks for this PhD program:  Biomedical Track or the Biomedical Engineering Track. 

Coursework

The coursework requirements for the MSIA - Regenerative Medicine & Biomaterials Design PhD program are listed below:

Core Courses
Biostatistics
BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS I3
BIOS 808BIOSTATISTICS II3
Biochemistry and Cell Biology
IPBS 801FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOMOLECULES3
IPBS 802MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY2
Scientific Writing
PHAR 814SCIENTIFIC WRITING2
Other
MSIA 970SEMINAR (each semester)1
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training
Biomedical Track - choose 4 courses
MGCB 945STEM CELL AND DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY2
IPBS 803FUNDAMENTALS OF RECEPTORS & CELL SIGNALING2
PHSC 921BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
BIOC 839 (DYNAMICS OF BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL NETWORKS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
MGCB 823FUNDAMENTALS IN GENETICS AND GENOMICS2
BIOS 910 (DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
PAMM 857INTRODUCTORY IMMUNOLOGY2
BIOS 826 (SYSTEMS BIOLOGY - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
BSEN 818 (INTRODUCTION TO TISSUE ENGINEERING - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
Biomedical Engineering Track - choose 4 courses
BSEN 816 (INTRODUCTION TO BIOMATERIALS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
BSEN 818 (INTRODUCTION TO TISSUE ENGINEERING - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
CHME 882 (POLYMERS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
BMCH 8450 (ADVANCED BIOMECHANICS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha )
MGCB 823FUNDAMENTALS IN GENETICS AND GENOMICS2
PHSC 921BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY3
BIOC 839 (DYNAMICS OF BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL NETWORKS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln )
Elective courses for either track
MGCB 907TEACHING AND RESEARCH PRESENTATION SKILLS2
PHSC 848NANOIMAGING/BIOIMAGING3
BMI 9200 (ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)