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Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Program Course Planner Trainees must complete this form upon acceptance to the program,

and update annually until coursework is complete.

Name of Trainee Department/Graduate Program Date

Student I.D. Primary Research Advisor Secondary Research Advisor (if any)

The biotechnology core curriculum was chosen to give trainees a basic knowledge of biotechnology fundamentals, applications, and ethics, and includes seven courses: Biochemistry and Biophysics, Eukaryotic Cell Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Ethics in Biological Research, Molecular Biology, Advances in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. Chemistry students will typically need to take a few extra classes in order to satisfy these requirements and to participate as funded trainees. Depending on a students undergraduate education, the requirements for biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology can be met either with the level 3 (advanced undergraduate) or a level 4 (graduate) IBiS courses. BME students have the choice of substituting certain courses (e.g. Biochemical Engineering) with their equivalents available in the BME department. Participating students, who took the aforesaid courses during their B.S. or M.S. studies, may use this form as a petition to waive this course requirement. Proposed Training Curriculum (see back of page for requirements / electives) Dept Name & Course #
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Credits Grade

Quarter & Year

In accordance with the core curriculum requirement of the program, I plan to complete the coursework outlined above during the time period specified above.

Signature of Trainee

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Signature of Primary Supervisor

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Signature of BTP Director

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Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Program Course Planner


Please describe course scheduling conflicts, substitutions and/or waivers in the space provided below.

Coursework requirements for the Biotechnology Training Program


Biochemistry (Biol Sci 401) Ethics in Biological Research (Biol Sci 423) Molecular Biology (Biol Sci 390) Advances in Biotechnology (ChE 478) Plus 3 electives from below If an above course is not currently offered, or if your background requires it, you may substitute one of the corresponding undergraduate courses from the list of electives below, with prior approval from the Program Director.

Examples of Biotechnology-Relevant Elective Courses Available in the Participating Departments


BME Biomedical Signals and Imaging (BME 317) Theory and Control of Biological Systems (BME 321) Biomaterials and Medical Devices (BME 343) Tissue Engineering (BME 346) Mechanics of Biological Tissues (BME 371) Artificial Organs (BME 379) IBiS Cell Biology (Biol Sci 315) Physical Biochemistry (Biol Sci 321) Bioinformatics (Biol Sci 323) Advanced Biochemistry Biophysics Lab (Biol Sci 354) Immunobiology (Biol Sci 355) Protein Structure and Function (Biol Sci 361) Functional Genomics (Biol Sci 378) Developmental Biology (Biol Sci 391) Eukaryotic Cell Biology (Biol Sci 402) Genetics and Genomics (Biol Sci 403) Virology (Biol Sci 475) Biology of Animal Viruses (Biol Sci 319) Chemistry Physical Biochemistry (Chem 356) Bioorganic Chemistry (Chem 414) Bioinorganic Chemistry (Chem 435) ChemE Transport Phenomena in Living Systems (ChE 371) Biochemical Engineering (ChE 375) Interfacial Phenomena & Bionanotechnology (ChE 472) Cell Culture and Ex Vivo Tissue Engineering (ChE 479)