Lectures designed to acquaint biochemistry majors with the various specializations available in the field, career exploration procedures, and a wide range of opportunities of special interest to biochemistry students. Prerequisite: Biochemistry Specialized Curriculum majors, transfers and first year freshmen only.
Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.
Laboratory work and/or reading in fields selected in consultation with an appropriate faculty member. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 10 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Capstone course of the Biochemistry Specialized Curriculum, designed to expose undergraduate seniors to developing areas of research in biochemistry. Each year the course will cover 3 to 4 topics of high current research activity, each presented by one faculty member. Readings will be based on the primary lecture. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the Biochemistry Specialized Curriculum; MCB 354 and MCB 406 or consent of instructor.
Physical properties of biological macromolecules, with the emphasis on spectroscopic methods, including UV, visible and FTTR spectroscopies, magnetic resonance techniques as well as X-ray diffraction methods. Same as CHEM 472 and MCB 446. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended to take CHEM 440 (section B) prior to this course. MCB 354 or MCB 450 or equivalent background in biochemistry is also recommended.
Introduction to modern methods of experimentation with biochemical experimentation. Lectures and labs on the theory and practices underlying various methods and instrumentation. Includes protein purification and quantitative analyses, immunoassays, enzymology, peptide sequencing, lipid analysis, carbohydrate analysis, and bioinformatics. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 232 or CHEM 236, or equivalent; credit in MCB 251 or equivalent, and MCB 354 or MCB 450 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Writing intensive course dealing with the technical literature, current issues, and current advances in Biochemistry. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Graduate students may register, but priority will be given to undergraduate students. Prerequisite: Completion of the Campus Composition I general education requirement; MCB 354 and BIOC 455, or consent of instructor.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Limited in general to seniors in biochemistry. BIOC 492 is recommended for all those who plan to do research and graduate study, and it is a prerequisite for graduation with distinction in biochemistry. Each student who desires to do thesis research must receive written permission from a member of the biochemistry faculty. Accordingly, prospective students are encouraged to contact the biochemistry staff in the term prior to registration in this course. Students must present a thesis to receive credit in this course. Registration of 10 hours over two terms is expected. 2 to 6 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: MCB 354 and BIOC 455, or consent of instructor.
Designed for students in biochemistry who wish to undertake individual studies of a non-Ph.D. thesis nature under the direction of a faculty member of the department. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. (Summer Session, 1 to 8 hours). Prerequisite: Consent of head of department.
Students, faculty, and invited speakers present seminars and discussions on current research topics. Required of all Biochemistry Ph.D. students. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Biochemistry.
Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.