Required Courses

Core to all TGP students:

BCMP 301qc. Translational Pharmacology
January Term (Quarter Course)
Donald M. Coen and David E. Golan (Harvard Medical School)

Class dates: January 9th to January 20th 2017, Room/location TBD

BCMP 236: Modern Drug Discovery: from principles to patients
Spring Semester (Half Course)
Tim Mitchison and Catherine Dubreuil (Harvard Medical School)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30pm to 5:50 pm

Class dates: January 24th to May 4th 2017

CB 302 qc: Experimental Design for Biologists
Spring Semester (Quarter Course)
David Glass (Novartis, HMS) and Randy King (Harvard Medical School)

Selective Modules:

  • Human Physiology, Human Toxicology (4 credits or equivalent, examples below)
    • BCMP 235: Pathophysiology (4 credits)
    • BPH 215: Molecular and Translational Toxicology (4 credits)
    • MIT Biology 7.20: Human Physiology
    • HMX class physiology
    • etc.
  • Quantitative and/or computational coursework (4 credits or equivalent in any of the following content areas)
    • Biostatistics
    • Programming (Matlab, R, Python, etc.)
    • Modeling
    • Data analysis (Imaging, Mass Spec, etc.)
    • etc.
    • Note: specific course selections and online learning options will be posted on the resources page
  • One 4 credit elective
    • See list of selected examples of electives on the electives page


If you have questions about the curricula please contact Catherine Dubreuil @