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Robert M. Grainger

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Biology
Office location and address
306 PLSB
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Genetic Basis for Congenital Disorders Aniridia and Albinism
Source: Vision for Tomorrow Foundation
April 15, 2021 – June 14, 2022
Elucidating the Causes of Glaucoma Associated with Aniridia: Links to Metabolism and Beyond
Source: Vision for Tomorrow Foundation
February 01, 2017 – January 31, 2019
AS-BIOL Stabilizing the health status of Grainger lab animal lines and subsequent transfer to the National Xenopus Resource Center
Source: Marine Biological Laboratory
August 01, 2016 – April 30, 2017
Mechanisms of Embryonic Lens Determination
Source: U.S. NIH Eye Institute
March 01, 2013 – February 28, 2017
National Xenopus Resource Center
Source: Marine Biological Laboratory
July 01, 2010 – April 30, 2013
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.
BIOL 4050: Developmental Mechanisms of Human Disease
Credits: 3
This course will cover advanced principles of developmental biology and how embryonic developmental pathways impinge on human disease. Topics will include congenital organ related disease, stem cell biology and its therapeutic applications, regenerative medicine and the impact of environmental factors on disease.
BIOL 4250: Human Genetics
Credits: 3
Focuses on the fundamental knowledge about organization, expression, and inheritance of the human genome. Reviews classical Mendelian genetics and human genetic (pedigree) analysis. Emphasizes understanding human genetics in molecular terms. Includes gene mapping procedures, methodologies for identifying genes responsible for inherited diseases, the molecular basis of several mutant (diseased) states, the human genome project, and discussions about genetic screening and gene therapy. Prerequisite: BIOL 3010.
BIOL 4559: New Course in Biology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of biology.
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 7559: New Course in Biology
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of biology.
BIOL 8260: Writing in Science: creating grant and research proposals
Credits: 2
Developing skill in communicating scientific principles and writing compelling research proposals is essential for successful graduate training in the biological sciences. This seminar and workshop course will focus on how to create effective grant and research proposals in preparation for thesis research. Students will be actively involved by presenting their research progress and plans, and critiquing each other's written proposals.
BIOL 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
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.
BIOL 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.