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*Courses with asterisks are appropriate for first year BBSP students.

*BIOC 631 ADVANCED MOLECULAR BIOLOGY I (BIOL 631, GNET 631, MCRO 631, PHCO 631) (3). This course focuses on DNA, the molecule most fundamental to life: organization of DNA into genomes, genome replication, recombination, repair, and cellular responses to DNA damage. A. Sancar, Griffith, Ramsden (course director).

*BIOC 650 BASIC PRINCIPLES: FROM BASIC MODELS TO COLLECTIONS OF MACROMOLECULES (1.5). Prerequisites, CHEM 430 and two semesters of physical chemistry or permission of the instructor. Basic molecular models and their use in developing statistical descriptions of macromolecular function. Course intended primarily for graduate students. TBA (course director) Lecture Course

*BIOC 651 FORCES BETWEEN MACROMOLECULES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES (1.5). Prerequisites, CHEM 430 and two semesters of physical chemistry or permission of the instructor. Macromolecules as viewed with modern computational methods. Course intended primarily for graduate students. Qi Zhang (course director), Lecture Course/Paper Discussions

*BIOC 652 MACROMOLECULAR STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS (1.5). Prerequisites, CHEM 430 and two semesters of physical chemistry or permission of the instructor. Stability of macromolecules and their complexes with other molecules. Course intended primarily for graduate students. Kuhlman (course director). Lecture Course/Paper Discussions

*BIOC 701 CRITICAL ANALYSIS & COMMUNICATION IN BIOCHEMISTRY (2). Prerequisites, permission of course director. Critical analysis of current research in conjunction with biochemistry faculty and departmental seminar series. Students select and present research papers, lead discussions, attend seminars and meet with seminar speakers. Course provides an opportunity to become familiar with departmental research as well as state-of-the-art and standard laboratory techniques. Lunch with external seminar speakers. Students will create a podcast of at least one of the speakers talks. Button (course director). Seminar Series/Paper Discussions

*BIOC 702 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHROMATIN AND EPIGENETICS (2) Each class covers a unique topic in epigenetics and provide a historical view of the major discoveries that shaped the field with discussions and examinations of current literature. Strahl (course director)

*BIOC 706 BIOCHEMISTRY OF HUMAN DISEASE (3) Prerequisites, Students are expected to have had an undergraduate course in biochemistry or to have gained biochemical principles in a related biology or cell biology course. The objectives of this course are to provide students with a familiarity of contemporary biochemical principles and cutting edge approaches, and increase critical thinking and literature analysis, in the context of human disease. By the end of this course students should be familiar with biochemical causes of the diseases discussed, as well as current and future opportunities for biochemical-based treatments. Liu (course director), Staff.


BIOC 715 SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION (1). Senior graduate students present original research results as a formal seminar. Feedback on presentation effectiveness and style will be provided by faculty instructors and classmates. Summer – registered for Fall. Bergmeier and Neher (co-directors)

*BIOC 722A&B&C CELLULAR MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY (NBIO 722) (3) The purpose of this course is to present the experimental and theoretical basis for our current understanding of nervous system function and disease. The course fosters an understanding of how we accumulate knowledge and test hypotheses in neuroscience. It is team-taught by NBIO faculty who teach sections in their particular areas of expertise, in order to assure students gain optimal understanding of the information. Jay Brenman.

BIOC 805 MOLECULAR MODELING (MEDC 805) (3). Prerequisites, MATH 231, 232, and CHEM 481. Introduction to computer-assisted molecular design, techniques and theory with an emphasis on the practical use of molecular mechanics and quantum mechanics programs. Tropsha.