Interdisciplinary PhD in Molecular Biosciences

Dr. D. Andrew Burden - Courses

CHEM 1110, General Chemistry I, 4 credit hours.  Fundamental concepts of atomic structure, molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometric relationships, periodic properties of the elements, thermochemistry, and properties of gases. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory.

Prerequisites: High school chemistry; CHEM 1010  or equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 1111 

CHEM 3530, Principles of Biochemistry, 4 credit hours.  Structure, properties, and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and their reactions in living organisms. Three-hour lecture and one three-hour lab. Does not count toward Biochemistry major.

Prerequisite: CHEM 2030 /CHEM 2031  or CHEM 3010 /CHEM 3011 . Corequisite: CHEM 3531 

CHEM 3531, Principles of Biochemistry Lab, 0 credit hours.  One three-hour laboratory per week.

Corequisite: CHEM 3530 . Lab to accompany CHEM 3530 .

CHEM 4500, Biochemistry I, 3 credit hours.  not open to those who have had CHEM 3530 /CHEM 3531 . Chemical properties of biological molecules such as amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and carbohydrates. Chemical basis of enzyme catalysis and reactions of carbohydrate metabolism. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite/corequisite: CHEM 3020 /CHEM 3021

CHEM 4510, Biochemistry II, 3 credit hours.  Structure and metabolism of lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and nucleic acids at the molecular level. Emphasis on chemistry of metabolic reactions. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: CHEM 4500 

CHEM 4520, Topics in Biochemistry, 3 credit hours.  Lectures, readings, and discussions of topics of current interest in biochemistry. Three hours lecture.

Prerequisite: CHEM 3530  or  CHEM 4500  or permission of instructor

CHEM 6500, Biochemistry I, 3 credit hours. Chemical properties of biological molecules such as proteins, lipids, nucleotides, and carbohydrates. Chemical basis of enzyme catalysis. Structure of biological membranes. Offered every fall.

CHEM 6510, Biochemistry II, 3 credit hours. The structure of lipids, amino acids, nucleotides, and nucleic acids and their metabolism at a molecular level. Emphasis on understanding the chemical basis of biological phenomena. Three hours lecture per week. Offered every spring.

Prerequisite: CHEM 6500 

CHEM 6520, Topics in Biochemistry, 3 to 6 credit hours.  Selected topics of particular interest in biochemistry. Offered every spring.

Prerequisite: CHEM 6500  or CHEM 6510  or consent of instructor.

CHEM 7510, Advanced Biochemistry, 3 credit hours.  Advanced subjects in biochemistry including current techniques in structure/activity relationships of biomolecules, regulation and control of metabolic pathways, bioenergetics, enzymology, control of transcription and translation, regulation of gene expression, and biochemistry of inherited disease. Offered every other fall.

Prerequisite: CHEM 6500  or consent of instructor.