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BCHM 420  PHYS CHEM FOR BIOSCIENCE

Survey of the principles of physical chemistry that govern molecular structure and chemical reactivity in biochemical systems. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, computational chemistry and spectroscopic techniques and their application for the study of structure and functioning of biomolecules.

Credits:  3


BCHM 444  BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Survey of biological molecules that involve metal ions and/or metal-containing cofactors; the interaction and biological significance of metal ions including medicinal applications.

Credits:  3


BCHM 454  EXP. MTHDS BIOCHEM & BIOTECH

Biochemical techniques including enzyme and lipid assays, isolation, and analysis of macromolecules.

Credits:  2


BCHM 455  BIOCHEMISTRY

Electron transport chain, protein structure, enzyme kinetics, biosynthesis and intermediary metabolism of amino acids, and carbohydrates and lipids. Included in the biotechnology certificate program.

Credits:  3


BCHM 457  ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY

This course covers advanced topics in the chemistry of life and is designed to build upon the fundamental understanding of biochemical topics as presented in introductory biochemistry. The course will focus on protein structure-function relationships and metabolic pathways in human and non-human organisms. Modern biochemical problems and new developments in biochemical techniques will also be explored through primary literature readings and student presentations.

Credits:  3


BCHM 464  PROTEIN STRUCTURE DETERM.

Computer methods for converting electron microscopy of purified proteins into 3D protein structures.

Credits:  3


BCHM 485  THESIS

Independent laboratory research culminating in a written thesis under supervision of a faculty sponsor and thesis committee.

Credits:  1 - 6


BCHM 485Y  THESIS COMPLETION

Credits:  0


BCHM 492  RESEARCH IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Independent field- or laboratory-based research experience under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. A minimum of 3 completed semester hours will fulfill the research requirement for the MS degree. Up to 3 semester hours may be applied toward thesis requirements. Students may register in consecutive semesters.

Credits:  1 - 4


BCHM 493  BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR

This course primarily involves searching, reading, and critiquing primary literature on biochemical topics, learning how to give a technical seminar, and presenting a seminar to technical audience. Weekly assignments will consist of reading, discussing, and writing short reviews of recent biochemical research published in the literature. You will learn how to give a technical presentation by attending and critiquing seminars presented by speakers within and outside of the Roosevelt community, and by preparing and giving a presentation on a literature topic of your choice.

Credits:  1