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

*BIOC 650 Macromolecular Thermodynamics and Binding(1.0). 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 Macromolecular Interactions and Forces (1.0). 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 Dynamics (1.0). 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 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 710 Scientific Communication(2). Students are expected to take BIOC 710 twice. During the first enrollment, students will engage in curriculum on scientific writing and prepare grants. During the second enrollment, student will engage in curriculum on scientific presentation and students present original research results as a formal seminar. Feedback on presentation effectiveness and style will be provided by faculty instructors and classmates.

*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.

BIOC 992 Master’s Thesis

BIOC 994 Doctoral Dissertation