Additional elective units must be technical courses (numbered 100 or above) related to the degree program and approved by the adviser and MS program administrator. All CS courses numbered above 110 (with the exception of CS 196 and 198) taken for 3 or more units are pre-approved as elective courses. Additionally, up to a maximum of 3 units of 500-level CS seminars, CS 300 , EE 380 , EE 385A , or other 1-2 unit seminars offered in the School of Engineering may be counted as electives. Elective courses may be taken on a satisfactory/no credit basis provided that a minimum of 36 graded units is presented within the 45-unit program.
In engineering public universities, a lecturer requires a . or . degree and high academic standing in the field (. gold medallist, among top 15 students of graduating class). An assistance professor position requires a . in relevant field and at least two years of teaching/research/professional experience. An associate professorship can be conducted in the fourth year of employment, although, it is becoming more common for promotion and tenure to be awarded in the sixth year of employment. The review requires a certain number 5/8/10 research publications (with at least 1/2/4 [ Jargon ] publications in the last 5 years) by the calendar years 2007/2008/2012 respectively, in HEC/PEC recognized journals.
The Endocannabinoid System in Drug Discovery: Cannabinergic drugs modulate the central nervous and immune systems by acting through two receptors (CB1; CB2) and two classes of endogenous ligands represented by anandamide and 2-arachidonyl glycerol (endocannabinoids). The endocannabinoid system is further regulated by two inactivating enzymes, fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) and Monoacyl glycerol lipase (MGL), and a newly discovered transport system. We are studying the interactions of cannabinergic ligands with the above receptors, enzymes and transporters using a combination of chemical, biochemical, biophysical and computational methods. The use of NMR and mass spectroscopy are emphasized. Our results are used to design and synthesize novel therapeutically useful drugs for pain, appetite and central nervous system diseases.