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204  Proteomics  (3 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): R. Chalkley       Prerequisite(s): Basic background in protein chemistry, or instructor's approval.

Restrictions: Graduate student or instructor's approval.       Activities: Lecture

Starting with a review of protein chemistry, emphasizing chemical modification and separation technologies, the course will review current approaches to the study of proteomics and predict what is likely to be realized in the next several years. In addition to the lectures, each student will present a review of a published paper selected by the instructors and write a paper on a topic of current interest to the field (from a list provided, or select their own topic after instructor approval).

206  Laboratory Rotation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry  (1 - 10 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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

Restrictions: More than 4 rotations requires consent of the Program Director.       Activities: Laboratory, Project

A laboratory rotation course to familiarize new students in the Graduate Program in Chemistry and Chemical Biology with various approaches to research in the pharmaceutical sciences.

219  Special Topics in Basic and Translational Chemical Biology  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): None. Completion of 1st year curriculum in Chemistry and Chemical Biology or another experimental biology graduate program is helpful, but not essential.

Restrictions: Chemistry and Chemical Biology graduate students, other graduate and professional students with interest in Chemical Biology. Permission from instructor is required.       Activities: Lecture, Conference, Independent Study

Each course offering will focus on the literature of a current area of Chemical Biology research. Students will be expected to read assigned papers critically before class and then be prepared to ask questions. In addition, each student will select a paper and lead that discussion. To further enhance the educational mission, each student will work with the instructor and other faculty coaches in preparing their presentation.

221  Research Conf in Chem, Chem Biol & Biophysics  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): J. Gestwicki       Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in the CCB program.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

A series of weekly research conferences by visiting lecturers, on the broad topics of chemistry and chemical biology. In this course, students attend the seminar and then engage in a lively discussion session. In addition, a subset of students each week will also attend lunch with the visiting speaker.

223  Scientific Communication Seminar  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): J. Gestwicki       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

This seminar will provide graduate students with a forum in which to develop seminar and poster presentation skills; critically organize and critically review scientific data; and analyze and question oral scientific presentations.

225  Graduate Research Opportunities  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): J. Gestwicki       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

A series of weekly presentations of the research interests of the basic science faculty in the CCB program. The purpose is to acquaint new graduate students with the research in these laboratories, so that they can make informed decisions about collaborations, research rotations and thesis laboratory projects.

241  Molecular Thermodynamics  (5 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): M. Grabe, M. Jacobson       Prerequisite(s): none

Activities: Lecture

This is a course on molecular thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. It covers the concepts of entropy, enthalpy, heat capacity, free energy, ligand binding, solvation, the properties of water, the hydrophobic effect, solution electrostatics, adsorption, and physical and chemical kinetics.

243  Chemical Biology  (5 units)   Fall

Instructor(s): C. Craik

Activities: Lecture

Basics of chemical biology with a particular emphasis on understanding and manipulating molecular mechanisms of complex biochemical phenomena. Lectures will address macromolecular structure, function, mechanisms, synthesis and metabolism applications.

244  Reaction Mechanisms  (3 units)   Winter

Instructor(s): A. Renslo       Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Activities: Lecture

This course is designed to develop the student's knowledge of organic mechanisms. Thisinteractive course involves some lectures, but enforces student learning through intensive arrow pushing sessions with students at the board. Topics include electrocyclic reactions, Woodward-Hoffman rules, sigmatropic reactions, migration reactions, neighboring group effects, carbanions and free radicals, carbenoids, nitrenes, six-membered heterocyclic rings, five-membered heteroclyclic rings.

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

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): CHEMISTRY 225

Restrictions: NA       Activities: Conference, Project

In this course, students will work together with a primary research advisor to select a research question and design a project workplan that will be carried out by the student. Through this activity, the student will gain experience in research strategy, learn techniques associated with modern biomedical research and practice how to interpret results. At the conclusion of the course, the student will present on their progress.

266  Research Planning Conference  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

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

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Discussion

Discussion and practice of research problem formulation and experimental design. Sessions are organized around students' interests by faculty within the area of specialization.

297  Chemistry and Chemical Biology Journal Club  (1 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): B. Shoichet       Prerequisite(s): None.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Direct - Seminar, Student - Seminar

Readings and conferences based on topics in chemistry and chemical biology. Students are required to present in journal club, once in the first year and once in the second year. This experience will assist students in perfecting communication skills of the scientific literature.