Biochemistry & Biophysics Graduate Major typical first year schedule

Fall

Winter

Spring

BB581
Biophysics 1 (3)
BB582
Biophysics 2 (3)
BB583
Biophysics 3 (3)
BB590
Biochemistry 1 (3)
BB591
Biochemistry 2 (3)
BB592
Biochemistry 3 (3)
BB607
Seminar (1)
BB607
Seminar (1)
BB607
Seminar (1)
BB601
Lab rotation research (4-9)
BB601
Lab rotation research (3-8)
BB601
Lab rotation research (3-8)
elective
(0-5)
elective
(0-5)
elective
(0-5)

 

-Select number of lab rotation research credits so that total number of credits equals 16
-For Ph.D., 108 total credit hours are required, 27 credit hours of which must be academic courses (non-research, non-seminar)

 

Biochemistry & Biophysics Minor (minor code: 5060)

Requires 15 credits from the following

BB 550, BB 551. General Biochemistry (4,3)
   OR BB 590, BB 591, BB 592. Biochemistry (3,3,3)
Plus 6-8 credits of BB graduate advisor approved elective BB-related graduate level courses (6–8)

Pre-approved Elective Courses

BB 581. Biophysics (3)
BB 582. Biophysics (3)
BB 583. Biophysics (3)

BB585. Applied Bioinformatics (3)
BB599. Algorithms for Computational Molecular Biology (3)

BB 593. Biochemistry Laboratory (3)
BB 594. Biochemistry Laboratory (3))
BB 650. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Cell cycle and cancer (3)
BB 650. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Protein evolution (3)
BB 651. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Epigenetics (3)
BB 651. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Macromolecular Interactions (3)
BB 651. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Membrane Biochemistry (3)
BB 651. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Protein NMR Spectroscopy (3)
BB 651. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Protein Homeostasis, Aging, Disease (3)
BB 652. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Oxidative Stress (3)
BB 652. Selected Topics in Biochemistry and Biophysics: Protein Xray Crystallography (3)
BB 654. Proteins (3)
MCB 525. Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology (3)
MCB 554. Genome Organization, Structure, and Maintenance (4)
MCB 555. Genome Expression and Regulation (4)
MCB 556. Cell and Developmental Biology (4)

 

Non-BB courses of common interest to BB Graduate students

 

MB 668.  MICROBIAL BIOINFORMATICS AND GENOME EVOLUTION (4 cr, S).  Theoretical and practical issues in microbial genome sequencing and annotation, with an emphasis on evolutionary theory and comparative analysis of microbial genome sequences.  Metabolic prediction from genomes, with a population genetics perspective on comparative microbial genomics.  Exploration of applications of genomics and allied tools to microbial popualtions, includng metagenomics, metaproteomics, and metatranscriptomics.  Course Syllabus

 

MB 699. SPECIAL TOPICS:  SUCCESS IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM (2 cr, W).  Discusses the shift in higher education from an instructional paradigm to a learning paradigm; develops courses and corresponding learning experiences; develops strategies necessary for success in the classroom and familiarity with learning styles and strategies.

 

MCB554 (4 Cr, Fall): Genome Structure, Organization, and Maintenance. This course exposes students to fundamental principles and current research focused on the structure, modification, and evolutionary dynamics of genomes.  Microbial, animal, and plant systems are examined.

 

MCB555 (4 Cr, Winter): Genome Expression and Regulation. This course exposes students to fundamental principles and current research focused on gene expression regulation, cell biology, proteomics, and developmental biology. Microbial, animal, and plant systems are examined.

 

MCB557 (3 Cr, Spring): Scientific Skills and Ethics. This course offers instruction, guest lectures and case-study based discussions of ethical issues relevant to scientists on topics such as mentoring, best practices of conducting research, research misconduct and compliance, intellectual property, peer review, ethical use of animal and human subjects and managing conflicts of interest. It also covers training in the preparation and presentation of scientific seminars and grant writing.

 

BOT575. Comparative Genomics