Beginning intensive one-semester graduate-level course in biochemistry and molecular biology covering the structure and function of biological molecules, enzymology, metabolism, bioenergetics, and recombinant DNA technology.

A comprehensive treatment of biochemistry and molecular biology stressing structures of biological molecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids, enzymology and selected aspects of metabolism and bioenergetics.

A comprehensive treatment of biochemistry and molecular biology stressing aspects of metabolism, metabolic regulation, bioenergetics, and recombinant DNA methodologies.

Basic techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, including enzyme assays and purification, nucleic acid purification and characterization, chromatography, spectroscopy, and other modern methods.

The principles of physical chemistry applied to biological molecules and systems, including current approaches in structural biology.

Integrated treatment of human biochemistry and selected topics on the biochemical basis of human disease. Examples will be given of inheritable and acquired disorders.

Instrumental aspects of NMR spectroscopy including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds, polypeptides and other small molecules. The focus is on the operation of NMR spectrometers presently available in the University of…

Applied aspects of biochemistry and molecular biology in various fields, with emphasis on the use of recombinant DNA methods and protein engineering.

Molecular and biochemical regulation of plant metabolic pathways activated in response to environmental cues, environmental stress, and interaction with pathogenic and symbiotic organisms. Cell wall formation (primary wall, wood), secondary metabolism (lignin, flavonoids, phenolics), wounding,…

Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.

Beginning intensive one-semester graduate-level course in biochemistry and molecular biology covering the structure and function of biological molecules, enzymology, metabolism, bioenergetics, and recombinant DNA technology.

Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor. Repeatable for maximum 20 hours credit.

A discussion of topics that are fundamental to modern graduate research, including safe laboratory practices, scientific ethics, the scientific method, and scientific resource awareness. Student assignments will explore approaches for identifying and securing independent research funding.

Advanced biochemistry and molecular biology stressing thermodynamic principles in biochemistry, structural biology, enzymology, and aspects of metabolism and bioenergetics.

Advanced biochemistry and molecular biology stressing metabolism and bioenergetics, replication, transcription, RNA processing, genetic codes, translation, membrane transport, and signal transduction.

Overview of current departmental research and introduction to research facilities. Training and practical experience in oral presentation, scientific writing, and grant preparation.

Exploratory laboratory research for first year biochemistry graduate students. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 3-9 hours lab per week.

Principles in physical chemistry and biophysics to biological macromolecules, including structural biology, hydrodynamics, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and crystallography.

Advanced molecular and cellular biochemistry, including structure, biosynthesis, and assembly of cell proteins and nucleic acids. Repeatable for maximum 5 hours credit.

Seminar dealing with various topics in current biochemistry and molecular biology. Repeatable for maximum 20 hours credit.

Seminar focused on current research in biochemistry and molecular biology. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.

Journal club in selected topics in cell and molecular biochemistry. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.

Selected areas in current molecular and cell biochemistry. Topics will change on a regular basis. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.

An in-depth study of selected topics in Biotechnology with emphasis on student presentations and discussion.

The relationship of protein structure to biological function, including protein folding, conformation, stability, and enzyme mechanisms.

Unified course for graduate students in the life sciences (biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, as well as students in other university departments and colleges) emphasizing the analysis of primary literature, didactic lecture content, contemporary experimental approaches, presentations,…

Advanced Topics in Gene Expression

Complex carbohydrates and glycoconjugates, including biosynthesis, structure, and biological function.

Contemporary approaches in the genomics of bacteria, archaea and eucarya, including computer applications on the use of various data bases.

Molecular mechanisms of cell signaling and communication with emphasis on receptor-mediated signaling pathways, cell cycle and cancer, extracellular matrix and integrins, and differentiation and morphogenesis.

The molecular and cellular basis of human disease with emphasis on genetic and acquired disorders.

Advanced treatment of plant biochemistry and molecular biology, including photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation.

The basic principles of x-ray crystallography with major application to protein structure determination, including laboratories on crystallization techniques and data collection. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.

Current techniques used in macromolecular structure determination from X-ray diffraction data. Topics include crystallization, cryoprotection, data collection, data reduction, structure solution (MAD, SAD, MR), refinement, validation, and analysis.

Practical, theoretical, and instrumental aspects of 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, including pulsed Fourier transform techniques, proton and carbon-13 techniques used in the analysis of organic compounds and macromolecules. Instrumentally, the focus is on the operation of NMR spectrometers…

NMR spectroscopy with applications to proteins and other biopolymers. Special attention will be given to methods of structure determination.

Computational methods, including development and implementation of computer codes, used to solve biological problems; development and solution of statistical and mathematical biological models. Topics include bio-sequence comparison and analysis, functional site prediction, structure prediction…

Advanced strategies and methodologies for large-scale data analyses in support of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and studies of biological pathways and networks. Topics include gene finding, genomic rearrangements, microarray data analyses, protein function inference, protein-protein…

BCMB/CBIO/GENE8212 Unified course for graduate students in the life sciences (biochemistry, cellular biology, genetics, as well as students in other university departments and colleges) emphasizing the analysis of primary literature, didactic lecture content, contemporary experimental approaches…

Physical methods used in inorganic and bioinorganic chemical research including UV/visible/near IR absorption spectroscopy, (magnetic) circular dichroism, electron paramagnetic resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, Mossbauer and X-ray absorption spectroscopies, single crystal x-ray diffraction…

Biological processes and molecules, mainly proteins and nucleic acids, which incorporate metal ions. Topics include metal binding to biopolymers, the roles of metal ions in biological processes such as electron transfer, atom or group transfer, and the use of metal complexes as therapeutic…

Computational approaches to the study of properties of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, genome evolution, and statistical and computational methods for genome analyses and comparisons. Topics include composition of prokaryotic genomes, eukaryotic chromosome structure, lateral gene transfer,…

Principles of protein characterization with emphasis on extraction, protein/peptide separation, protein identification, differential protein qualification, mass spectrometry, and bioinformatics. Lectures and discussion of the current literature.

Introduces techniques of molecular simulation relevant to biomolecular systems, and provides extensive hands-on experience with current modeling and simulational programs. Typical projects include protein homology modeling, 3-D structure refinement by molecular dynamics simulations, and the…

Molecular genetics, cell biology, and biochemistry of parasites. Systems of unique significance to parasites will be emphasized. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.

Modern methods of mass spectrometry covering fundamental principles, instrumentation, and data interpretation. New techniques for the structural analysis of biomolecules.

The building of space filling models to help students understand the structure/function relationships of RNA and DNA. Computer modeling approaches will also be taught. 1 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.

Focused research, advanced readings, and tutorials with faculty members. Repeatable for maximum 20 hours credit.

Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.

Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.