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): D. Morgan       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.

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.