U = for undergraduate credit only, UG=for undergraduate or graduate credit, G=for graduate credit. R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R.
UG 380 Fundamentals of Biochemistry 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., Chem 222. Fundamental biochemistry; chemistry and metabolism of biomolecules, energy relationships in metabolism; storage, transmission, and expression of genetic information.
UG 481 Biochemistry 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHEM 222, CHEM 370 or 372 or equiv. Primarily for science majors. The chemistry and metabolism of biomolecules, with emphasis on the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids and the associated bioenergetics. Credit not allowed for both BIOC 380 and BIOC 481-482.
UG 482 Biochemistry 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BIOC 481 or equiv. Continuation of BIOC 481. Metabolism, especially macromolecule biosyntheses, the chemistry and regulation of the transfer and expression of genetic information, protein synthesis and molecular physiology. Credit not allowed for both BIOC 380 and BIOC 481-482.
UG 485 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq.or coreq., BIOC 481. Experiments are designed to illustrate biochemical principles and techniques. Primarily for science majors.
UG 486 Biochemistry Research Laboratory 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BIOC 380 or 481. Same as CHEM 486. Applications of biochemical principles to modern molecular biology and biochemical techniques. Includes cloning a gene, making site-directed mutants; then will express, purify, and characterize the protein product.
UG 495 Special Topics 1-10 cr. (R-10) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one‑time offerings of current topics.
U 497 Advanced Undergraduate Research 1-10 cr. (R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., junior or senior standing and consent of instr. Independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Graded pass/not pass.
U 499 Undergraduate Thesis 3-6 cr. (R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., senior standing and consent of instr. Preparation of a thesis or manuscript based on undergraduate research for presentation and/or publication. Student must give an oral or poster presentation at the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium or a scientific meeting. Graded pass/not pass.
G 561 RNA Structure and Function 1 cr. (R-8) Offered every semester. Prereq., BIOC 482, BIOL 221, and consent of instr. Exploration of current scientific literature and new data that focuses on RNA biochemistry. Emphasis on literature relevant to research on RNA viruses and ribosomes and protein synthesis.
G 570 Introduction to Research 2 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., graduate standing. Same as MICB 570. Required course for biochemistry and microbiology graduate students. Students are acquainted with faculty research projects. Instruction in basic research techniques, research equipment. Introduction to relevant scientific research literature. Six hours in each research laboratory of faculty in biochemistry/microbiology program.
G 580 Training Seminar 1 cr. (R-2) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr. Same as MICB 580. A one-semester offering required of all new students.
G 581 Physical Biochemistry 3 cr. Offered autumn even-numbered years. Prereq., CHEM 370 or 372; BIOC 482. Techniques of physical chemistry used in studying biological structure and function of macromolecules. Emphasis is on spectroscopic methods, hydrodynamic methods and x-ray and other scattering and diffraction techniques.
G 582 Proteins and Enzymes 4 cr. Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., CHEM 370 or 372 and BIOC 482. Exploration of the structure/function relationship in proteins and enzymes. Fundamentals of protein chemistry focusing on areas of current research. Topics include protein folding, post-translational modifications, enzyme kinetics, and enzyme mechanisms.
G 583 Lipids and Membranes 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., ChEM 370 or 372 and BIOC 482 or equiv. Same as MICB 583. The chemistry and biochemical properties of lipids and their functions in biological systems. The structure and function of biological membranes are emphasized.
G 584 Nucleic Acids 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOC 482 and CHEM 370 or 372 or consent of instr. The structure and function of nucleic acids with emphasis on their role in transfer of genetic information, mechanisms of biosynthesis and manipulation of nucleic acids for recombinant DNA technologies.
G 586 Advanced Molecular Biology 3 cr. Offered intermittently. Prereq., BIOC 482. Current research in the molecular biology of the gene using primary literature and review articles. Topics include: protein-DNA interactions; RNA polymerases; transcription; splicing and editing; regulation of gene expression; regulation of replication; in vitro selection.
G 594 Professional Seminar 1 cr. (R-4) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr. Same as MICB 594. Presentation of current research in biochemistry and molecular biology by senior graduate students, faculty, and invited outside speakers.
G 595 Special Topics 1-3 cr. (R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., graduate standing and consent of instr. Experimental offering of new courses by resident or visiting faculty.
G 597 Research Variable cr. (R-18) Offered intermittently.
G 599 Thesis 1-10 cr. (R-10) Offered intermittently. Prereq., masters student in biochemistry. Laboratory research for and preparation of a masters thesis.
G 600 Advanced Cellular Biochemistry 4 cr. Offered every spring. Prereq., BIOC 380 or 482, or consent of instr. Same as PHAR 600. Exploration on a molecular level the regulation of structure, function, and dynamics of eukaryotic cells. Topics include membranes, cytoskeleton, transcription, translation, signal transduction, cell motility, cell proliferation, and programmed cell death.
G 685 Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1-3 cr. (R-9) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., BIOC 482 or equiv. and consent of instr. Introduction to research techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology.
G 699 Dissertation 1-10 cr. (R-20) Offered intermittently. Prereq., doctoral student in biochemistry. Laboratory research for and preparation of a doctoral dissertation.