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George S. Bloom

Professor
Chair of Biology
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
216 PLSB
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1973
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Adult Human iNeurons: a Next Generation Drug Screening Platform for Alzheimer's Disease
Source: Cure Alzheimer's Fund
November 30, 2020 – November 29, 2021
AS-BIOL Linking Tau Structure to Its Functions and Mechanisms in Alzheimer¿s Disease
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Aging
August 01, 2016 – August 31, 2021
Targeting Cell Cycle Re-entry Using Three-Dimensional Neuron Cultures
Source: Cure Alzheimer's Fund
February 01, 2018 – April 30, 2020
AS-BIOL Functional Analysis of a-synuclein in Ectopic Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-Entry
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Neurological Disorders & Str
January 01, 2016 – December 31, 2017
AS-Biol Cell Cycle Re-entry in 3D Human Neuron Cultures
Source: Cure Alzheimer's Fund
October 14, 2016 – October 13, 2017
AS-BIOL The Pathway for Lethal Cell Cycle Re-entry of Neurons in Alzheimer's Disease
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Aging
August 01, 2016 – January 31, 2017
AS-BIOL Cell Cycle Re-Entry in 3D Human Neuron Cultures
Source: Cure Alzheimer's Fund
September 01, 2015 – August 31, 2016
AS-BIOL mTOR and Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-entry: Why Insulin Resistance Promotes AD
Source: ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, INC
January 01, 2016 – July 31, 2016
NESC 3960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
Students in Neuroscience major are expected to participate in active research, supervised by a faculty research mentor. The course grade is based on 10 hours/week lab work toward achieving term goals that are determined individually at the beginning of the term. Students are expected to submit a Term Plan one month after the first day of classes and a Progress Report two weeks before the last day of classes.
NESC 3995: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
This course provides opportunities for first and second year students who have not yet declared a major to engage in supervised research activities.
BIOL 4040: Laboratory in Cell Biology
Credits: 3
Introduces students to experimental approaches, including mammalian cell culture, gel electrophoresis, western blotting and immunofluorescence microscopy, that are used to study both normal and pathological processes at the level of individual cells. The biological theme of the course will be Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders. One laboratory lecture and one afternoon laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 3000
BIOL 4920: Independent Research in Biology
Credits: 2
Independent research for qualified undergraduates under the direction of a faculty member within the Biology Department. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
NESC 4960: Research in Neuroscience
Credits: 3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment under the direction of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. Prerequisite: Major in Neuroscience.
NESC 4970: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
NESC 4980: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 3
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty member. The thesis must be based on empirical research conducted by the student. Prerequisite: Participant in Neuroscience DMP.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
PHAR 9995: Research in Pharmacology
Credits: 1–12
Original research on approved problems.
PATH 9995: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Original research on approved problems.
NESC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
BIOL 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
NESC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, under the supervision of a dissertation director.
PHAR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
PATH 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Dissertation research credit for students who have completed their advancement to candidacy.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.