Course Catalog » Course Listing for Biochemistry

112  Human Metabolism  (4 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): T. Fulton       Prerequisite(s): none

Restrictions: none       Activities: Lecture

Lectures and clinical problem-solving sessions on the topic of human metabolism, its regulation and its derangements in common metabolic diseases. Intended for students in the School of Pharmacy.

150.01  Research in Biochemistry  (1.5 - 18 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Activities: Laboratory

Research in biochemistry.

160.01  Food, Facts, Fads, and Pharmacology  (1 units)   Spring

Instructor(s): A. Cooke

Activities: Lecture

This is a course in clinical and popular nutrition intended for medical students and other health care professionals. The course will consist of: A review of the epidemiological and clinical research related to eating patterns and misconceptions of the public; critical review of literature addressing eating patterns, health, and disease; mechanism of pharmacological effects of food; education of physicians of topics relevant to common patient nutritional concerns.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 5 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.

200A  Structure of Macromolecules  (3 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): R. Mullins       Prerequisite(s): Calculus, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, and an advanced course in biology.

Activities: Lecture

Fundamental principles governing the behavior of, and modern techniques for, study of biological macromolecules. Topics covered are: thermodynamics (entropy, equilibrium, cooperative interactions); kinetics and catalysis; structure and function of macromolecules (DNA, membranes, proteins) by X-ray and electron optics; kinetics and structure of cooperative enzymes and systems of biological control.

201A  Biological Regulatory Mechanisms  (4 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): G. Narlikar       Prerequisite(s): Calculus, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory biochemistry, an advanced course in biology, and Genetics 200A.

Activities: Lecture, Seminar

The discovery of principles forming the foundation of molecular biology and recent advances in rapidly developing areas of the field. Topics covered are: RNA transcription, protein translation, DNA replication, control mechanisms, and genome structure and organization.

210  Special Topics  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: First-year graduate students. All other graduate and professional students with permission of Program and instructor.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Independent Study

Discussion of selected areas in biochemistry, biophysics, and biomathematics.

212  Becoming an Effective Science Teacher: Theory and Practice  (0 - 1.5 units)   Fall, Winter

Instructor(s): T. Fulton, B. Alberts       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: Graduate academic standing, 2nd year or beyond.       Activities: Lecture

This course is intended to enrich and structure the teaching experience of graduate students who will be teaching this year, and to provide a foundation for their development as teachers throughout their careers. It will introduce and demonstrate techniques, theories, and practices that underlie effective science teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Participants will practice and receive feedback on their use of new teaching techniques.

215  Laboratory Rotation  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Morgan       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor

Activities: Laboratory

A laboratory rotation course to familiarize new departmental graduate students with various approaches to biochemical and biophysical research.

220  Selected Topics  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Morgan

Activities: Lecture

Lectures and discussion on topics of current interest in biochemistry and biophysics.

221  Selected Topics  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): D. Morgan

Activities: Lecture

Presentations of selected topics in biochemistry by graduate students in the Department of Biochemistry.

241  Idea to IPO/Startup 101  (3 units)   Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): C. Craik       Prerequisite(s): No

Restrictions: No       Activities: Lecture, Project

This course examines how to build impactful, scalable life science/healthcare businesses from a science/technology base. Guest lectures will be delivered by entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts on topics such as opportunity recognition, business models, intellectual property, clinical/regulatory, reimbursement, sources of capital and investor presentations. The final session will be an opportunity to pitch to angel and venture capital investors.

250  Research  (1 - 8 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff

Activities: Laboratory

297  Special Study  (1 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff

Activities: Conference

Reading and conferences for properly qualified students under the direction of a member of the staff.

299  Dissertation  (0 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Advancement to candidacy and permission of the graduate adviser

For graduate students engaged in writing the dissertation for the PhD degree.