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BMB 212 Fall 2017
Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1 credit) - Selected experiments to illustrate major biochemical principles and techniques.
BMB 251 Fall 2017
Molecular and Cell Biology I (3 credits) - Biomolecules, genetic mechanisms, organization of cells and their organelles, DNA replication, protein synthesis, membranes, the cell nucleus, energy conversion.
BMB 252 Fall 2017
Molecular and Cell Biology II (3 credits) - Continuation of B M B/MICRB 251; cytoskeleton, cell growth, division, adhesion, signalling, germ cells, differentiation, immune system, nervous system, plant cells.
BMB 398 Fall 2017
Special Topics (1-9 credits) - Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
BMB 400 Fall 2017
Molecular Biology of the Gene (2-3 credits) - Biochemistry of genetic phenomena, including the structure, replication and dynamics of genes and chromosomes, their expression and regulation.
BMB 401 Fall 2017
General Biochemistry (3 credits) - Principles of the structure and function of biological molecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, membranes, proteins, and enzymes. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 476 and B M B 401.
BMB 401H Fall 2017
General Biochemistry (3 credits) - Principles of the structure and function of biological molecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, membranes, proteins, and enzymes. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 476 and B M B 401H.
BMB 402 Fall 2017
General Biochemistry (3 credits) - Comprehensive survey of the pathways and regulation of intermediary metabolism.
BMB 430 Fall 2017
Developmental Biology (3 credits) - Molecular and genetic analyses of mechanisms involved in differentiation and determination in biological systems.
BMB 435 Fall 2017
Viral Pathogensis (2 credits) - A study of the molecular, immunological and pathological aspects of viral diseases as well as laboratory methods of diagnosis.
BMB 442 Fall 2017
Laboratory in Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Molecular Cloning (3 credits) - Laboratory in enzyme purifications and assay techniques; nucleic acid isolation and characterization, including plasmid preparation.
BMB 443W Fall 2017
Laboratory in Protein Purification and Enzymology (3 credits) - Laboratory in protein isolation methodology, enzyme kinetics, and physico- chemical properties of proteins.
BMB 445W Fall 2017
Laboratory in Molecular Genetics I (2 credits) - Laboratory in molecular techniques in gene analysis and microbial genetics, emphasizing in vitro methodologies.
BMB 448 Fall 2017
Model Systems and Approaches in Cell Biology Inquiry (2 credits) - Advanced laboratory that uses inquiry-based approaches to the analysis of organelles, genetic mechanisms, and metabolic processes in eukaryotic organisms.
BMB 488 Fall 2017
Communities of Practice in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 per semester, maximum of 16) The course combines laboratory research in a community of practice and a seminar on topics in science, ethics, and society.
BMB 497 Fall 2017
Special Topics (1-9 credits) - Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
BMB 428 Fall 2017
Physical Chemistry with Biological Applications (3 credits) - Chemical thermodynamics and kinetics with applications to biological problems.