Short Descriptions of Graduate Courses for Keith D. Jensen

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Kinetics and Mechanisms of Drug Degradation
Equilibria in Pharmaceutical Systems
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Diffusion in Pharmaceutical Systems
Colloids and Interfacial Phenomena
Biophysical Chemistry
Nucleic Acids as Therapeutic Agents
Systems Approach to Drug Delivery
Polymeric Biomaterials
Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
Principles of Chemical Separations
Chemical Thermodynamics
Mechanisms of Organic Reactions
Principles of Physiology
Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

Pharmaceutics 603: Kinetics and Mechanisms of Drug Degradation, Professor Brad Anderson

Mechanisms of drug deterioration and stabilization and the underlying physical organic chemical principles.

Pharmaceutics 701: Equilibria in Pharmaceutical Systems, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics William H. Higuchi

Fundamental principles of solutions; intermolecular forces, structure of liquids, complexation, ion-solvent interactions, and multiple equilibria of organic solutes in aqueous media.

Pharmaceutics 614: Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, Associate Professor James Herron

Characterization of the time course of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, and their relationship to intensity and time course of drug effects. Design of dosage regimens in selected disease states.

Pharmaceutics 704: Diffusion in Pharmaceutical Systems, Professor Jeff Fox and Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutics Sung Wang Kim

Theories of membrane diffusion; synthetic polymer membranes, diffusion mechanisms and drug delivery systems; mathematics of diffusional processes for systems important to pharmaceutical scientists; methods for solving resulting equations.

Pharmaceutics 705: Colloids and Interfacial Phenomena, Associate Professor Kris Knutson

Basic principles of interfacial and colloidal science applied to pharmaceutical dosage forms and controlled-delivery systems; surface and interfacial thermodynamic and electrokinetic phenomena discussed in relation to adsorption interfaces; micelle formation, suspensions, emulsions, microemulsions, vesicle/liposomes, and microencapsulation.

Pharmaceutics 706: Biophysical Chemistry, Associate Professor James Herron

Physical-chemical examination of peptides and proteins; protein structure, protein-ligand binding, hydrodynamics of polymers and proteins, and enzyme kinetics.

Pharmaceutics : Nucleic Acids as Therapeutic Agents, Assistant Professor Duane E. Ruffner

Current and potential therapeutics based on poly-nucleic acids including gene therapy, antisense therapy, and others (triplex, ribozymes, etc).

Pharmaceutics 724: Systems Approach to Drug Delivery, Adjunct Professor Norman Mazer

Integrated systems approach to biophysical and pharmacological concepts underlying design and performance of controlled-release dosage forms; mathematical models of drug input, pharmacokinetics, metabolism and pharmacodynamics; emphasis on problems of polypeptide delivery.

Pharmaceutics 511: Polymeric Biomaterials, Professor and Department Chair of Pharmaceutics Jindrich Kopecek

Chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of polymeric Biomaterials as related to their interaction with blood and soft tissue. Implants and extracorporeal devices and effects of material selection on performance. Regulatory aspects of implant development.

Pharmaceutics 574: Polymer Synthesis and Characterization

Theory and lab techniques integrated for preparation and initial characterization of macromolecules. Solutions, melt, solid-state, and free radical polymerization and copolymerization.

Chemistry 671: Principles of Chemical Separations, Distintuished Professor of Chemistry J. Calvin Giddings

Theoretical basis and practical applications of the principles governing the various separation techniques.

Chemistry 604: Chemical Thermodynamics, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Peter B. Armentrout

Statistical thermodynamics.

Chemistry 624: Mechanisms of Organic Reactions, Professor J. A. Gladys

An overview of the mechanims of organic reactions including basic rate equations.

Physiology 520: Principles of Physiology, various professors of Physiology

Physiological principles and basic physiology of major organ systems including nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and renal.

Biology 545: Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering, Professor and Chair of Biology David Wolstenholme

Recombinant-DNA principles and techniques; background biology. Basic enzymology of DNA (restriction and modification, sealing, reverse transcription, nick translation, end labeling, etc.), cloning plasmids and their replication, bacteriophage, and basic methodologies.

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