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■ Interdepartmental Program in Biomedical Gerontology

▶ General Information

   The Biomedical Gerontology Program of Hallym University Graduate School is an interdisciplinary program that intends to foster research scientists in the Biomedical Gerontology field. The Biomedical Gerontology program offers degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Thirty seven faculties in the Biomedical Gerontology program are professors from Departments of Life Science, Biomedical Science and Environmental System Engineering, College of Medicine, and Ilsong Institute of Life Science. Currently, the office is located at Ilsong Institute of Life Science. Faculties in the program who are renowned for their outstanding teaching and research performance strive to provide excellent learning and research environment to students who pursue scientific career in the Biomedical Gerontology field. The lectures are given in English and Korean. Interested students are encouraged to contact program coordinator or professors of their concern directly at the addresses given below.

▶ Admission

   Official semesters begin in March and September. The application for admission is due in November and May for each semester, respectively. Applicants are strongly advised to contact perspective mentors or program coordinator well ahead of the application. General information and forms for application are available at http://grad.hallym.ac.kr/eng/main.htm. Admission will be decided by evaluation of applicant's credentials verified by submitted documents.

▶ Tuition, fee and stipend

   Full-time foreign graduate students are exempted from tuition and fees except the entrance fee. Monthly stipend ranges US $500~1000 depending on applicant's experience. Students can stay on-site boarding for free or rent off-campus accomodations.

▶ Advance to degree candidacy and graduation

   Students should acquire 24 credits (MS) or 36 credits (Ph. D.) of course work and to pass the qualifying examination to advance to degree candidacy. Degree is awarded to the students who submit a dissertation based on original research and publish one (MS) or two (Ph. D.) research articles in peer-reviewed journals. It takes two years for MS and five years for Ph. D. in average.

▶ Contact information

Ms. Moon-Hee Kang, Program Coordinator
Ilsong Institute of Life Science, Hallym University
1605-4, Gwanyang-dong, Dongan-gu
Anyang, Gyeonggi-do 431-060
Republic of Korea
Daytime phone: 82-31-380-1936
E-mail: ilsong@hallym.ac.kr

▶ faculty


Ilsong Institute of Life Science

Name Major Telephone Office E-mail
Yong-Sun Kim Virology 031-380-1987 Ilsong Bldg
907
yskim@hallym.ac.kr
Soon B. Hwang Molecular Virology 031-380-1732 Ilsong Bldg
703
sbhwang@hallym.ac.kr
Chaeyoung Lee Statistical Genetics 031-380-1630 Ilsong Bldg
603
clee@hallym.ac.kr
Yun Joong Kim Neurology 031-380-1666 Ilsong Bldg
607
yunkim@hallym.ac.kr
Dongchul Kang Cell Biology 031-380-1868 Ilsong Bldg
606
dckang@hallym.ac.kr
Young-Han Song Biochemistry 031-380-1897 Ilsong Bldg
605
ysong@hallym.ac.kr
Eun-Kyoung Choi Neurobiology 031-380-1893 Ilsong Bldg
602
ekchoi@hallym.ac.kr
Young-Ho Koh Molecular Neurogenetics 031-380-1857 Ilsong Bldg
601
kohyh@hallym.ac.kr


Dept. of Life Science

Name Major Telephone Office E-mail
Soo Jin Kim Cell Biology 033-248-2091 Life Science
Hall 8318
sjkim@hallym.ac.kr
Kil-Soo Lee Microbiology 033-248-2093 Life Science
Hall 8309
lks@hallym.ac.kr
Sang-Zin Han Animal Physiology 033-248-2094 Life Science
Hall 8304
szhan@hallym.ac.kr
Tae-Jin Han Plant Physiology 033-248-2092 Life Science
Hall 8306
tjhan@hallym.ac.kr
Young-Dong Kim Plant Systematics 033-248-2095 Life Science
Hall 8311
ydkim@hallym.ac.kr


Dept. of Biomedical Science

Name Major Telephone Office E-mail
Se Chan Wee Microbiology 033-248-2111 Life Science
Hall 8407
swee@hallym.ac.kr
Soo-Young Choi Neurobiochemistry 033-248-2112 Life Science
Hall 8409
sychoi@hallym.ac.kr
Sung-Lyul Rhim Molecular Biology 033-248-2113 Life Science
Hall 8411
slrhim@hallym.ac.kr
Eui-Yul Choi Cell Biology 033-248-2114 Life Science
Hall 8404
euichoi@hallym.ac.kr
Kyu Hyung Han Molecular Genetics 033-248-2115 Life Science
Hall 8401
khhan@hallym.ac.kr
Jin-Seo Park Virology 033-248-2116 Life Science
Hall 8424-1
jinpark@hallym.ac.kr


Dept. of Environmental System Engineering

Name Major Telephone Office E-mail
Sung Chan Choi Environmental Microbiology 033-248-2151 Life Science
Hall 8501
scchoi@hallym.ac.kr


Dept. of Environmental System Engineering

Name Major Telephone Office E-mail
Hyoung-Jin Park Physiology 033-248-2582 Medicine
Hall 3411
hjpark@hallym.ac.kr
Yun Lyul Lee Physiology 033-248-2583 Medicine
Hall 3410
yylee@hallym.ac.kr
Yoon-Won Kim Microbiology 033-248-2633 Medicine
Hall 3514
ywkim@hallym.ac.kr
Hyung-Joon Yoo Geriatrics 02-2639-5400 Medicine
Hall
yooyoo1@kornet.net
Young-Euy Park pathology 033-240-5190 Medicine
Hall 3312
yepark@hallym.or.kr
Dong-Keun Song pharmacology 033-248-2613 Medicine
Hall 3412
dksong@hallym.ac.kr
Hong-Won Suh pharmacology 033-248-2614 Medicine
Hall 3415
hwsuh@hallym.ac.kr
Jae-Yong Lee Biochemistry 033-248-2543 Medicine
Hall 3421
jyolee@hallym.ac.kr
Jae-Bong Park Biochemistry 033-248-2542 Medicine
Hall 3419
jbpark@hallym.ac.kr
Moo-Ho Won Anatomy 033-248-2522 Medicine
Hall 3318
mhwon@hallym.ac.kr
Hyeok-Yil Kwon Physiology 033-248-2584 Medicine
Hall 3408
hykwon@hallym.ac.kr
Hyung-Cheul Shin Physiology 033-248-2585 Medicine
Hall 3409
hcshin@hallym.ac.kr
Sung-Oh Huh Molecular Biology 033-248-2615 Medicine
Hall 3413
s0huh@hallym.ac.kr
Kyung-Chan Choi Pathology 033-240-5354 Medicine
Hall
kcchoi@hallym.ac.kr
Jun-Gyo Suh Medical
Genetics
033-248-2692 Medicine Hall 6104 jgsuh@hallym.ac.kr
Young-Hee Choi Pathology 033-240-5108 Medicine
Hall
yhchoi@hallym.or.kr
Jongho Lee pharmacology 033-248-2616 Medicine
Hall 3414
jongholee@hallym.ac.kr
 

▶ Subject

* M.D means "for both master's and doctoral students"

Major Core Courses
M means "for master's students only"
D means "for doctoral students only"


Major Core Courses
G02360 Advanced Biomedical Gerontology (3 Cr) M.D
G02368 Molecular Aging (3 Cr) M.D
G03565 Cellular Aging (3 Cr) M.D
G03566 Biochemistry in Aging (3 Cr) M.D
G03567 Geriatrics (3 Cr) M.D
G03856 Trends in Biomedical Gerontology Ⅰ(3 Cr) D
G03857 Biomedical Gerontology Seminar Ⅰ(3 Cr) M


Major Electives
G02375 Advanced Human Genetics (3 Cr) M.D
G02361 Aging Physiology (3 Cr) M.D
G03000 Methods of Animal Experiment (3 Cr) M.D
G01887 Advanced Immunology (3 Cr) M.D
G03568 Aging and Histopathology (3 Cr) M.D
G03570 Neurodegenerative Disease (3 Cr) M.D
G03571 Statistical Genetics (3 Cr) M.D
G03572 Oncology in Aging (3 Cr) M.D
G03573 Statistical Methods (3 Cr) M.D
G03858 Trends in Biomedical GrerontologyⅡ (3 Cr) D
G03859 Biomdeical Gerontology SeminarⅡ (3 Cr) M
G03860 Aging and NeurobiologyⅠ (3 Cr) M.D
G03861 Aging and Neurobiology Ⅱ (3 Cr) M.D
G03863 Aging and Ingection (3 Cr) M.D
G03862 Tools in Molecular Biology (3 Cr) M.D
G03864 Scientific Writing (3 Cr) M.D


▶ Course Description

-Major Core Courses-

G02360 Advanced Biomedical Gerontology
   - Dr. Eun-Kyoung Choi, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course examines the theories of aging and the mechanisms of the aging process with special reference to humans, though other animals will be discussed. It will include the unfavorable progressive changes that occur in molecules, cells, systems and organisms with age as well as the progressive dysfunctions that occur primarily in humans with advanced age. It also outlines the mechanisms of anti-aging and its interventions.

G02368 Molecular aging
   - Dr. Soon B. Hwang, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   Molecular aging is a lecture course designed to give graduate students a better understanding the molecular mechanisms of aging. This course includes the identification of biomarkers responsible for signals in aging by analyzing the changes and damages in DNA, RNA, and protein as human beings are getting older and older. Lecture materials are heavily loaded on basic molecular biology.

G03565 Cell Biology of Aging
   - Dr. Dongchul Kang, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This 3-credit lecture class is designed to review basic concept of cell biology and to cover recent advances in cell biology and specific topics associated with aging processes.

G03566 Biochecmistry in Aging
   - Dr. Young-Han Song, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course is designed to enhance the basic concepts on the macromolecules. Topics include DNA, RNA, protein, carbohydrate, and lipids.

G03567 Geriatrics
   - Dr. Yong-Sun Kim, Dept. of Microbiol. College of Medicine

   This 3-credit lecture class is intended to teach pathological basis of diseases occurring frequently in aged people. In addition, examples of practical application of current research achievement in Biomedical Gerontology will be discussed in this class.

G03856 Trends in Biomedical Gerontology I for Ph. D. students
   This class is intended to improve skills for critical reading of scientific articles and effective presentation. Students in the class are expected to present recent research articles in front of their peers. The class also includes seminars by promising scientists in this field. The subject of the seminar can be designated by charging professor in general.

G03857 Biomedical Gerontology Seminar I for Master's degree students
   This class is intended to improve skills for critical reading of scientific articles and effective presentation. Students in the class are expected to present recent research articles in front of their peers. The class also includes seminars by promising scientists in this field. The subject of the seminar can be designated by charging professor in general.

-Major Electives-

G02375 Advanced Human Genetics
   - Dr. Young-Ho Koh, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This 3-credit lecture class is designed to review current knowledge of genetics and to introduce various genetic approaches used for the analysis of inherited human diseases.

G02361 Aging Physiology
   - Dr. Hyoung-Jin Park, Dept. of Physiology, College of Medicine

   Students in the class are expected to understand the physiological changes and regulatory mechanisms governing the physiological changes as aging progresses.

G03000 Methods of Animal Experiment
   - Dr. Eun-Kyoung Choi, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course will review laboratory animal science including the concepts of laboratory animals, the applied aspects of the biology of commonly used experimental animal models, and experimental design and techniques for laboratory animals.

G01887 Advanced Immunology
   - Dr. Dongchul Kang, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This 3-credit lecture class is designed to review basic concept of immunology and to cover recent advances in immunology and specific topics related with aging processes.

G03568 Aging and Histopathology
   - Dr. Eun-Kyoung Choi, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course include an introduction to cell function, the functional anatomy of each organ system, the function and control of these systems under normal conditions, and some clinical applications. The course deals with laboratory sessions including preparation and microscopic examination of stained slides of various normal tissues and recent topics relating to various views on histopathological changes with age.

G03570 Neurodegenerative Diseases
   - Dr. Yun Joong Kim, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course is intended to integrate student's knowledge about genetics, pathology, biochemistry, and cell biology related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease or Prion disease. Students will understand current hypotheses on the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative diseases.

G03571 Statistical Genetics
   - Dr. Chaeyoung Lee, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   Lectures deal with the theories and application of genetic analysis explaining genetics of complex traits relevant to biomedical gerontology.

G03572 Oncology in Aging
   - Dr. Young-Han Song, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course is designed to illustrate the major characteristics of cancer. Topics include genetic alteration, cell death, cell cycle, cancer genes, metastasis and invasion. In addition, this course will also cover the recent findings on cancer research.

G03573 Statistical Methods
   - Dr. Chaeyoung Lee, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   Lectures deal with the theories of statistics and the application of the statistical tools to various experiments on biomedical gerontology.

G03858 Trends in Biomedical Gerontology II for Ph. D. students
   This class is intended to improve skills for critical reading of scientific articles and effective presentation. Students in the class are expected to present recent research articles in front of their peers. Articles to be presented are chosen by students and approved by charging professors in general. The class also includes seminars by promising scientists in this field.

G03859 Biomedical Gerontology Seminar II for Master's degree students
   This class is intended to improve skills for critical reading of scientific articles and effective presentation. Students in the class are expected to present recent research articles in front of their peers. Articles will be chosen by students and approved by charging professors in general. The class also includes seminars by promising scientists in this field.

G03860 Aging and Neurobiology I
   - Dr. Young-Ho Koh, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This 3-credit lecture class is intended to teach the characteristics of neuronal cells and the nervous system at cell and molecular level. Emphasis is placed on the molecular nature of neuron-specific electrical and synaptic signal transmission.

G03861 Aging and Neurobiology II
   - Dr. Yun Joong Kim, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course is designed to earn gross neuroanatomy of brain and spinal cord. Students learn not only terminologies of each part of brain, but also functional implication of each anatomical structures. Lectures include cerebral cortex, cerebellum and brain stem, anatomy of memory, anatomy of motor control, and peripheral nervous system.

G03863 Aging and Infection
   - Dr. Soon B. Hwang, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This is a lecture course investigating the effects of infection on aging at the cellular and organismic levels. This also includes oxidative stress and aging, cellular aging and cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease. This course often covers viral-induced cancers including hepatitis B and C viruses, human papilloma virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus, and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus.

G03862 Tools in Molecular Biology
   - Dr. Dongchul Kang, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This 3-credit lecture and laboratory class is intended to teach principles and operating skills of selected instruments used in cell and molecular biology. The class also covers principles and applications of modern techniques in cell and molecular biology.

G03864 Scientific Writing
   - Dr. Young-Han Song, Ilsong Institute of Life Science

   This course is designed to enhance skills on writing a scientific research paper. Designed to illustrate the overall organization of a paper and improve skills for clear writing.

 
 
 
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