General Biochemistry (4,4)
A one-year survey of modern biochemistry. Structure and functions of biochemical materials including proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. Metabolism, including metabolic integration. Information processing and control of gene expression. Computer laboratory in structural biology included.
Kahn. Prerequisite: One year of organic chemistry.
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3,3)
First semester: structure and
function of proteins, nucleic acid structure, catalysis of biochemical
reactions, glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, properties of
membranes, signal transduction, intermediary metabolism. Second semester: recombinant
DNA approaches, DNA replication, mutability, recombination, repair, and
transposition, transcription, posttranscriptional processing, translation, gene
Das, Brill. Prerequisite: One year of organic chemistry. These courses are recommended for students outside the program in biochemistry.
(S) Ethical Scientific Conduct (1)
Introduction to ethical issues of scientific investigation, including intellectual property, plagiarism, conflict of interest, human and animal subjects, and record keeping.
Intended for Ph.D. candidates in the biomedical sciences. This course is designed to meet NIH requirements.
(F) Statistics in Biomedical Sciences (3)
This course will train biomedical Ph.D.
students in biostatistics, scientific rigor, and reproducibility.
(S) Ethical Scientific Conduct Refresher (0)
This course, required of all fifth-year graduate students, reinforces topics covered in the initial Ethical
Scientific Conduct course (115:556) including definitions and ethical problems
caused by fabrication of data, falsification of results, plagiarism, and other
behaviors inconsistent with ethical scientific conduct.
Seminar in Biochemistry (1,1)
Research in Biochemistry (BA,BA)