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2019 May Semester
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BCMB 255 - Biochemistry Lab I
This is a laboratory-based course in which students explore basic biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. Topics include buffers, calculations in biochemistry, enzyme kinetics, and purification of carbohydrates and proteins. Techniques include centrifugation, chromatography, spectrophotometry, and electrophoresis.
Credits: 0.000 TO 2.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Laboratory

BCMB 306 - Intermediary Metabolism
This lecture-based course emphasizes the importance of biochemical pathways and macromolecules in physiological systems. The goal of the course is to impart an understanding of metabolism on a cellular scale and the macroscopic implications of impairments in the metabolic pathways. Topics include the metabolism of amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleotides and how these pathways are interrelated at tissue and organ levels.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BCMB 308 - Biochemistry Lab II
This laboratory-based course covers modern biochemical and molecular biological laboratory techniques. Topics include purification and characterization of proteins, DNA and RNA. Laboratory techniques include centrifugation, chromatography, enzyme spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis of DNA, RNA and proteins, restriction endonuclease digestion and analysis, Western blotting, IMAC and ELISA.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

BCMB 340 - Physical Biochemistry
This lecture-based course allows students to explore the physical basis of biochemistry through in-depth study of some of the most important biochemical phenomena in nature. The concepts of entropy, enthalpy, and equilibria are discussed in the context of repressor function, photosynthesis, and ATP synthesis. Other topics include the physical basis of biochemical techniques such as centrifugation, electrophoresis, and spectroscopy.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BCMB 401 - Basic Science of Oncology
This is a lecture-based course designed to provide insight into the biological chemistry of cancer. Major topics include chemical carcinogenesis, genomicinstability, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, cell growth, apoptosis, tumor progression and metastasis, tumor angiogenesis, hormones, viruses, and drug resistance. This course also provides an in-depth look at the advanced technology used in controlling the disease, including immunotherapy and therapeutic approaches for controlling gene expression.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BCMB 402 - Macromolecular Structure
This is a lecture-based coruse designed to provide students with an understanding of the theory behind structural techniques used in biochemical laboratories. Topics include X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and electron microscopy. Students are expected to develop an understanding of the theory and application of these techniques and technical considerations. Students also learn how to judge the quality of data.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BCMB 403 - Advanced Nucleic Acids
This is a lecture-based course designed to provide in-depth knowledge on advanced topics in nucleic acid biochemistry. Topics include mechanistic analysis of nucleic acid metabolism; the RNA world hypothesis and theories of the origin of life; epigenetics; specificity and role of polymerases and repair pathways; replication and recombination mechanisms; RNA structural motifs and physical processing in gene expression; structure and function of non-coding RNA; silencing and micro RNA; catalytic RNA molecules; and technological applications of RNA.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BCMB 404 - Proteins and Enzymology
This lecture-based course provides knowledge of contemporary protein biochemistry and emphasizes the importance and role of enzymes in biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics include the structure and function of proteins, protein biotechnology, mechanisms of enzyme action, kinetic analysis of enzymes and regulation of protein activity.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BCMB 405 - Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
This course considers selected advanced topics in biochemistry. Topics depend on instructor and student interest and normally focus on material not dealt with in other courses. Note: Credit may be granted for both 400- and 600-level offerings of Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology courses, and either the 400- or 600-level courses or a combination of both may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours, provided the content of the independent offerings of the courses is sufficiently different (as determined by the Program Chair or College Dean).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

BCMB 430 - Undergraduate Thesis
This is a laboratory-based undergraduate research thesis, designed for students with serious research interests. This course includes an oral presentation of research results. Students must have completed at least 90 credit hours of study and be a BCMB major. The thesis may be taken over one or two semesters.
Credits: 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Laboratory, Undergrad Thesis

BCMB 499 - Independent Study
This course concentrates on a particular topic agreed upon by the student and a member of the BCMB faculty. It may be repeated to a maximum of six credit hours. Credit may be granted for both 400- and 600- level offerings of the course provided the content is sufficiently different (as determined by the Program Chair or Dean).
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

BCMB 601 - Basic Science of Oncology
This is a lecture-based course designed to provide insight into our basic understanding of the biological chemistry of cancer. Major topics include chemical carcinogenesis, genomic instability, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, cell growth, apoptosis, tumor progression and metastasis, tumor angiogenesis, hormones, viruses, and drug resistance. This course also provides an in-depth look at the advanced technology used in controlling the disease, including immunotherapy and therapeutic approaches in controlling gene expression.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

BCMB 602 - Macromolecular Structure
This is a lecture-based course designed to provide students an understanding of the theory behind structural techniques used in biochemical laboratories. Topics include X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and electron microscopy; students are expected to develop an understanding of the theory and application of the techniques and technical considerations. Students also learn how to judge the quality of data.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

BCMB 603 - Advanced Nucleic Acids
This is a lecture-based course designed to provide in-depth knowledge on advanced topics in nucleic acid biochemistry. Topics include mechanistic analysis of nucleic acid metabolism, the RNA worls hypothesis and theories of the origin of life, epigenetics, specificity and role of polymerases and repair pathways, replication and recombination mechanisms, RNA structural motifs and physical processing in gene expression, structure and function of non-coding RNA, silencing and micro RNA, catalytic RNA molecules, and applications of RNA molecules.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

BCMB 605 - Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
This course considers advanced topics in biochemistry. Topics depend on instructor and student interest and normally focus on material not dealt with in other courses. Note: Credit may be granted for both 400- and 600-level offerings of Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology courses, and either the 400 or 600 level or a combination of both may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours, provided the content of the independent offerings of the courses is sufficiently different (as determined by the Program Chair or College Dean).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

BCMB 609 - Enzymology
This lecture-based course emphasizes the importance and role of enzymes in biochemistry and molecular biology. Topics include kinetic analysis, mechanisms of enzyme action, regulation of enzyme activity, and clinical aspects of enzymology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

BCMB 701 - Cell Biology Theory and Techniques
This course focuses on the most advanced topics in cell biology. Students are given the opportunity to learn both the theory and practical aspects of various techniques used in cell biology, including fluorescence microscopy. Students develop relevant expertise in cell biology methods as part of the course requirement.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Laboratory

BCMB 702 - Chemical Biology Theory and Techniques
This course focuses on a new discipline, spanning the fields of chemistry and biology, that forms the basis of current pharmaceutical research. Chemical biology uses the techniques and tools of chemistry to study and manipulate biological systems, often using small molecules produced synthetically or derived from natural sources. Both in vitro and in vivo systems that are probed with small molecules are covered in this course. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical and experimental strategies used to design or discover molecules with useful properties, including biochemical and cell-based screens.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Laboratory

BCMB 703 - Molecular Biology Theory and Techniques
This course focuses on the most advanced topics in molecular biology. Emphasis is placed on the development of expertise in the relevant molecular biology techniques used to study DNA, RNA, and proteins.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Laboratory

BCMB 704 - Graduate Seminar
Students investigate and present ideas and results pertaining to current research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The offerings may include presentations of current literature, research methodology, and topics related to students’ own research or project work. This is a PASS/FAIL course.
Credits: 1.500

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

BCMB 705 - Advanced Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
To provide students with an intensive, theoretical-based research experience in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

BCMB 706 - Bioinformatics Tools
This course focuses on the use of bioinformatics tools in biochemistry and molecular biology research. Students are given the opportunity to learn the most widely used as well as more advanced bioinformatics tools to study bio-molecules.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

BCMB 790 - Special Topics
This course focuses on selected topics in advanced biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cel biology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam


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