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Offered this Fall:

GMS 6417 Integrative Aging Physiology (syllabus)
Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-2:30 PM
Room: DG-41
Credits: 3 credits
Course Director: Shinichi Someya, PhD

Course description: This course will discuss the effect of the aging process on the physiology of energy metabolism and the impact to systems involved in maintaining physical and cognitive function. This will include a discussion of changes to skeletal muscle and neurological systems that are known to become dysregulated with age.

Prerequisites: GMS 6400C Principles of Physiology (or Course Director permission)

GMS 6893 CTSI Student Seminar
Time: Fridays 9:00-11:00 AM
Room: HPNP G111
Credits: 2 credits
Course Directors: Shinichi Someya, PhD & Adam Woods, PhD

Course description: This seminar series is designed to further the training of CTSA students and graduate students in multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary clinical and translational research. Content areas include leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States, issues relevant to rural health and diseases, and conditions such as obesity which have significant impact and research needs, and topics with extensive research expertise at the University of Florida. The series consists of weekly, two-hour sessions which typically include researchers from the bench to the community. Specifically, for each topic area, speakers will discuss the clinical, laboratory, and epidemiological and economic aspects of the particular condition along with potential intervention strategies and community outreach activities. Usually, this will include three to four speakers per topic and may take place as a roundtable discussion with input from students. Whenever possible, each topic will be covered over a two-week period. Emphasis will be place on overlap between disciplines, inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary issues, areas that require further research, and potential inter- and multi-disciplinary research approaches to answering these important research questions. The seminar will include faculty researchers from a broad range of University of Florida Colleges (i.e. Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, and Agricultural and Life Sciences). This seminar will also serve as an opportunity for students to be exposed to faculty involved in multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and translational research who may be available for Clinical Preceptorship assignments.

GMS 6622 – Mitochondrial Biology in Aging and Disease (syllabus)
Time: Thursday’s for 2 hours from 3:00PM – 5:00PM (14 classes)
Room: ARB R2-265
Credits: 2 credits
Course Directors: Jae-Sung Kim, PhD and Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, PhD

Course description: The overall goal of this class is to introduce 1) structure and function of mitochondria, 2) mitochondria in biology, aging and disease and 3) assessments for mitochondrial function and genetic variance. Topics will include mitochondrial genetics, biogenesis, bioenergetics, dynamics, metabolic disorder, mitophagy, genetic diseases and aging.