Winter Courses in Comparative Medicine 2017 - 2018 AY

COMPMED 81N: Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Mammals

Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

Instructor:  Donna Bouley, DVM, PhD                                                              Check out our All Quarters Courses too!
Location/days/time: Edwards R358 | Wedns | 2:30 -4:20
January 08 - March 16, 2018

Preference to freshmen. Emphasis is on a comparative approach to anatomy and physiology of a wide range of mammals, the unique adaptations of each species in terms of its anatomical, and behavioral characteristics, and how these species interact with human beings and other animals. Dissection required. Class size is limited to 16.

Donna Bouley, DVM, PhD, Professor received her D.V.M. from the University of Tennessee and received her Ph.D. in 1995 in Comparative and Experimental Medicine (University of Tennessee) studying the immunopathology of Herpetic Stromal Keratitis in mouse models. She obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in 1996, and served on the faculty at Texas A & M CVM until recruited to the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford in 1997. She is the Director of Necropsy Services for the VSC, and her collaborative research interests include phenotypic characterization of genetically engineered mice, host-pathogen interactions, and pathology of minimally invasive cancer treatments. Dr. Bouley founded and mentors Stanford’s community of Pre-vets and because of her extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education and to the quality of student life, was honored in 2007 as the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel recipient, and in 2011 was appointed as the Kleinheinz Family Fellow in the Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program.

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COMPMED 89Q: Ouch it Hurts! The Comparative Neurobiology of Pain

Units: 3 |  Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

Instructor:  Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD, DACVAA                                  Check out our All Quarters Courses too!
Location/days/time: Edwards R358| Tues, Thurs | 9:00 - 10:20
January 08 - March 16, 2018

Preference to sophomores. Focus is on understanding the basic neurobiology of pain pathways. Topics include the physiology, pharmacology, and clinical aspects of effective pain management. In both humans and animals pain is part of the protective mechanisms that prevent further injury to the body. However, if the pain process continues unchecked, it can become extremely detrimental.

Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD is a veterinary anesthesiologist, an assistant professor, and the director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine. He has a PhD in pain neuroscience, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (DACVA). His research interests include understanding the neurobiology of cancer pain and acute pain models using behavioral and electrophysiological techniques. He also focuses on how to control pain effectively in a clinical setting.

For enrollment information go to Undergrad Introductory Seminar's site.

COMPMED 201: Neuro-Cellular Core (NEPR 201)

Units: 2 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: Hestrin, S. (PI)                                                                                                                      Check out our All Quarters Courses too!
Location, Days, Time:  TBD
January 08 - March 16, 2018

Focuses on fundamental aspects of cellular neurophysiology. Topics include exploration of electrophysiological properties of neurons, synaptic structure and function and synaptic plasticity. The course consists of didactic lectures and student-led discussions of classical papers. Incorporates simulation program Neuron. Enrollment restricted to students enrolled in Neurosciences Graduate Program.

Shaul Hestrin, PhD Professor,received his Ph.D. degree in Physiology from University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Hestrin held faculty appointments at University of California, San Francisco and University of Tennessee, Memphis. The main interest of Dr. Hestrin is to understand how the properties of neocortical neurons, the circuits they form and the inputs they receive give rise to neuronal activity and behavior. His approach includes behavioral studies, in vivo imaging and in vivo whole cell recording in behaving animals and optogenetic methods to activate cortical neurons as well as cortical afferents.

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COMPMED 202: Training in Research and Biomethodology for Laboratory Animal Science

Units: 2 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

Instructor:  Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD, DACVAA                                  Check out our All Quarters Courses too!
Location/days/time: CCSR 4107 | Fri | 9:30 - 11:30
January 08 - March 16, 2018

Emphasis is on providing introductory training and practical, hands-on workshops for students interested in learning more about research biomethodology and animal models of human and animal disease. Topics include basic care and principals guiding the use of research animals, animal health and welfare, and research animal enrichment, basic mouse handling, rodent breeding, and the principals of rodent surgery and anesthesia. Content delivered online and in-person.

Cholawat Pacharinsak, DVM, PhD is a veterinary anesthesiologist, an assistant professor, and the director of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Surgery in the Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine. He has a PhD in pain neuroscience, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (DACVA). His research interests include understanding the neurobiology of cancer pain and acute pain models using behavioral and electrophysiological techniques. He also focuses on how to control pain effectively in a clinical setting.

For enrollment information go to Stanford University Registrar's site