Undergraduate Catalog 2014–2015

BIOC - Biochemistry

BIOC 19100 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

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BIOC 19200 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

1 to 3

BIOC 21100 Essentials of Biochemistry

The structure of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins; the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids, and sugars; and the structure and function of biological membranes. Prerequisites: CHEM 11200. Not open to students who have completed BIOC 35300. 3 credits. (F,Y)

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BIOC 29100 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

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BIOC 29200 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

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BIOC 35300 Biochemistry I: Protein Structure & Function

Introduction to biochemistry, including consideration of protein, enzyme, carbohydrate, and lipid structure and function, and metabolism of sugars, fatty acids, and amino acids. Mechanisms of reactions and control of pathways are stressed. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 23200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

3

BIOC 35400 Biochemistry: Molecular Biology of the Gene

The structure of nucleic acids and chromosomes, replication of DNA, mutation and repair, DNA recombination, transcription, RNA processing, translation, gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, genes and development, and molecular medicine will be covered. Three hours of lecture and one hour of discussion per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 22200 and BIOL 22700. 4 credits. (S,Y)

4

BIOC 39000 Independent Research in Biochemistry

In consultation with a faculty member, student will plan and execute a research project in biochemistry or related area. The project will culminate in a research paper describing the findings as well as an oral presentation delivered to the department of the faculty advisor. Prerequisites: BIOL 22700; CHEM 23200; permission of instructor. 3 credits (F-S, Y)

3

BIOC 39100 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

1 to 3

BIOC 39200 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

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BIOC 41000 Experimental Biochemistry

Immersion in a project-based research environment, focusing on current methodologies in biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. In a highly collaborative atmosphere, students will form an interactive research team that engages in rigorous scientific problem solving through the sharing of ideas and progress reports. Prerequisites: BIOC 35300; BIOC 35400 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (S,Y)

3

BIOC 48100 Current Topics in Biochemistry

Discussion of major research areas of current interest. Topics change from year to year, but may include genetic engineering and cloning techniques, mechanisms of carcinogenesis, toxicology, immunology, and gerontology. Prerequisites: BIOC 35300 and BIOC 35400. 3 credits. (S,Y)

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BIOC 49100 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

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BIOC 49200 Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a faculty member doing biochemical research, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of that faculty member. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty member. 1-3 credits.

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BIOC 49700 Honors Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a selected honors committee from biology and chemistry faculty, the student undertakes a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. An honors thesis and an oral defense of the thesis are required. Prerequisites: Admission to honors program; 3 credits of research at level 3 or above. 3-4 credits.

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BIOC 49800 Honors Research in Biochemistry

After consultation with a selected honors committee from biology and chemistry faculty, the student undertakes a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. An honors thesis and an oral defense of the thesis are required. Prerequisites: Admission to honors program; 3 credits of research at level 3 or above. 3-4 credits.

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