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Fall 2021

Course name Credit Hours Keywords representing topics covered in the course
BCMB 230 Human Physiology 5 Sensory (including neuronal), Cardiovascular, Renal, Respiratory physiology
BCMB 311 Advanced Cell Biology 3 Cell structure, organelles, protein trafficking, membrane biogenesis, signal perception/transduction, cell communication
BCMB 321 Introductory Plant Physiology 3 Plants, cell structure and function, genes, biochemical processes, development, stresses, pathogens, modern agriculture
BCMB 333 Structural Biology and Human Health 3 Protein structure-function relationship, the relation to some diseses and medical conditions, structure-based and computational tools for analyzing structures and for drug discoveries
BCMB 401 Biochemistry I 4 Core course that covers fundamentals of biochemistry: Biomolecular (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) structure and function, enzyme behavior and regulation, membrane structure and function, signal transduction, intermediary metabolism and regulation, thermodynamics and energy transduction
BCMB 402 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II 4 Metabolism of amino acids, nucleotides and membrane lipids, integration of metabolism, DNA replication and repair, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression, genome editing, molecular biology techniques
BCMB 405 Biophysical Chemistry 4 Physical chemistry for the life sciences including: thermodynamics and calorimetry, kinetics and enzymology, quantum and statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, light scattering and diffraction.
BCMB 409 Perspectives in BCMB (writing emphasis/WC) 3 Senior Capstone writing intensive course that explores current molecular and cellular biological topics with far-reaching effects on medicine, therapeutic strategies, and food security and agriculture. Example topics: gene editing and engineering, synthetic biology, protein folding and misfolding disorders, others.
BCMB 412 Molecular Biology and Genomics 4 Learn how biological systems work at the molecular level. How nucleic acids and proteins function to promote growth, cell division, and development. Learn next generation sequencing and basic principles of genomics and genome organization
BCMB 415 Neurobiology 3 nerve cell physiology, nervous system organization, sensory and motor systems, neural basis of behavior, and nervous system development and plasticity
BCMB 419 Biochem Lab 2 Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology laboratory techniques: protein purification and quantification, immunoassays, PCR and recombinant DNA assays.
BCMB 424 Programming for Statistical and Graphical Analysis of Biological Data 3 Programming skills for automated analysis of biological data, and data visualization. Python programming. Biological data analysis. Scientific plots. Machine learning.
BCMB 440 Physiology 3 Systems Structure and Function, Human Physiology
BCMB 482 Physiology of Exercise (Taught by Kinesiology) 3 see Kinesiology course

Spring 2022

Course name Credit Hours Keywords representing topics covered in the course
BCMB 230 Human Physiology 5 Sensory (including neuronal), Cardiovascular, Renal, Respiratory physiology
BCMB 311 Advanced Cell Biology 3 Cell structure, organelles, protein trafficking, membrane biogenesis, signal perception/transduction, cell communication
BCMB320 Physiology of reproduction and lactation (Taught by Animal Science) 3 see animal science course
BCMB 322 Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology Lab 2 hormone biology, mutant analysis, growth and development, PCR, bioinformatics, tissue culture, plant-microbe interactions, response to the environment
BCMB 330 Mechanisms of Development 3 paracrine signaling, fertilization, gametogenesis, embryogenesis, neural development, metamorphosis, teratogenesis
BCMB 401 Biochemistry 4 Core course that covers fundamentals of biochemistry: Biomolecular (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) structure and function, enzyme behavior and regulation, membrane structure and function, signal transduction, intermediary metabolism and regulation, thermodynamics and energy transduction
BCMB 402 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II 4 Metabolism of amino acids, nucleotides and membrane lipids, integration of metabolism, DNA replication and repair, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression, genome editing, molecular biology techniques
BCMB 412 Molecular Biology and Genomics 4 Learn how biological systems work at the molecular level. How nucleic acids and proteins function to promote growth, cell division, and development. Learn next generation sequencing and basic principles of genomics and genome organization
BCMB 415 Neurobiology 3 nerve cell physiology, nervous system organization, sensory and motor systems, neural basis of behavior, and nervous system development and plasticity
BCMB 416 Neurobiology lab 2 neuronal electrophysiological techniques; biological processes underlying neuronal electrical signaling; experimental design; scientific communication
BCMB 419 Biochemistry lab 2 Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology laboratory techniques: protein purification and quantification, immunoassays, PCR and recombinant DNA assays.
BCMB 461 Cancer Biology 3 Cell cycle control, signal transduction and genomics of cancer, cancer pathology, treatments, societal implications
BCMB 420-A Special topics in BCMB: Molecular Aspects of Photosynthesis and Bioenergy 3 SP2022: Photochemistry, light harvesting, photosystem, membrane structure and dynamics, carbon fixation and primary productivity, chloroplast biogenesis, environmental aspect of photosynthesis, biofuel and bioenergy, applied photosynthesis
BCMB 420-B Special topics in BCMB: Biophysical approaches to structural biology and biochemical problems for human diseases 3 SP2022: Biophysical approaches to structural biology and biochemical problems for human diseases. X-ray and spectroscopy methods. Computational methods for drug screening and protein design. Molecular docking. Cheminformatics. Hands-on experience/Virtual lab
BCMB 422 Computational Biology: Systems Biology 3 Computational tools to analyze DNA sequence, gene expression, interaction networks with applications to human disease. Includes use of genomic databases and statistics, graphing, and some programming in Rstudio.
BCMB 423 Neural Basis of Behavior 3 Neuroethology, Neurophysiology,
BCMB 455 Scientific communication (Oral communication/OC) 3 Experiential learning of how to communicate complex ideas, engaging, relevant to future careers, interactions with experts and non-experts, exposure to cutting-edge science
BCMB 482 Physiology of Exercise (Taught by Kinesiology) 3 See Kinesiology course