Tandra R. Chakraborty
Adelphi University


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Animal Facility


Endocrinology Lecture

Explore the physiological roles of the hormones, biosynthesis and its release, storage, factors and mechanisms controlling the hormonal secretions and its mode of action. Learn the pathophysiology of the endocrine system dysfunction and how hormones maintain the homeostasis of the body.

Endocrinology Lab

 Endocrinology lab offers hands-on experience on hormone assays and quantitative analysis of hormone-receptor expression. Hormonal fluctuations would be analyzed using animal models. Proper animal handling, care and related technique to understand the hormonal fluctuations would also be addressed.

Text Book: No assigned book

A) Endocrinology (Lecture)

Lecture topics

I) Introduction to Endocrinology

II) Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal axis

III) Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis

B) Endocrinology (Lab)

Lecture topics

I)Overview of Endocrine glands and fetal pig dissection for isolation of different endocrine organs

II)Animal Lab Training: Proper handling and care of animals

III)Identification of sexes and determining the stages of estrous cycle

IV)Shandon Rapid-Chrome Papanicolaou Staining

V)Protein measurement from serum Leptin and Estrogen estimation

VI)Quantitation of Estrogen using Enzyme Immuno Assay

VII)Leptin estimation using Enzyme Immuno Assay

VIII)Sectioning of brain tissue

IX)Analyses of the different parts of the brain tissue
X)Quantitation of Estrogen receptor alpha using stereology


Anatomy and Physiology

Text Book:

Lab Manual: Marieb, Elaine M .and Susan J. Mitchell. Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual. Fetal Pig Version, 9th edition, (With PhysioEx CD Rom 7.0 and Practice Anatomy Lab.). Benjamin Cummings, SanFrancisco

A) Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture)

-Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
-Levels of Organization
-Chemical Level of Organization
-The Cell
-The Skeletal System
-The Muscular System
-The Nervous System

B) Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)

-Skeletal System
Muscular System
Nervous System

A) Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture)

-Endocrine System
-Reproductive System
-Cardiovascular System
-Digestive System
-Respiratory System
-Urinary System

B) Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab)

-Endocrine System
-Reproductive System
-Cardiovascular System
-Digestive System
-Respiratory System
-Urinary System

Pre-health Professionship

Healthcare is an important and dynamic sector of the American economy offering careers that combine helping others with intellectual interest and economic rewards. However, few students are familiar with the many different professions that are part of our healthcare system, and it is often difficult for them to gain the personal experience that will help them decide if one of these careers is right for them and that will enable them to obtain the professional training necessary for these careers. In this internship students will have an organized and broad-ranging exposure to different aspects of hospital-based health care and the many types of professionals who deliver this care.

Text Book: Medical Terminology Simplified: A Programmed Learning Approach by Body Systems (text with audio CD), 3rd Edition. By Barbara A. Gylys and Regina M. Masters. F.A. Davis Co. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-1254-9. ISBN-10: 0-8036-1254-0