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Biochemistry and Molecular Bio

Credits:
4

This course provides instruction in the theory and application of a variety of research techniques dealing with the structure and function
of proteins in biological systems. Students will gain practical laboratory experience in procedures including chromatographic separation
of proteins, spectrophotometric protein assays, kinetic characterization of enzymes, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, antibody
production, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), immunoblotting, and fluorescence microscopy. Additional experience will
be gained in the practical application of computer-based bioinformatics tools for characterizing proteins based on their amino acid or gene sequences, as well as on mass-spectrometric analysis of peptide fragment fingerprints. This course can count as laboratory credit to accompany Biology 307 or Chemistry 414 or both. One hour of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week plus independent work.

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Credits:
1-4

Qualified students may conduct original laboratory research in biochemistry and molecular biology. A student may use four credit hours
of research to satisfy one of the upper level requirements in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Interested students should consult a
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology committee member. Prerequisites: the permission of a sponsoring faculty member and the
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology committee. At least three hours of lab work per week per credit, weekly conferences with faculty
sponsor, written report at the end of the semester.

Credits:
1-4

Qualified students may conduct original laboratory research in biochemistry and molecular biology. A student may use four credit hours
of research to satisfy one of the upper level requirements in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Interested students should consult a
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology committee member. Prerequisites: the permission of a sponsoring faculty member and the
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology committee. At least three hours of lab work per week per credit, weekly conferences with faculty
sponsor, written report at the end of the semester.

Credits:
1-4

The Internship Program is designed to introduce students to practical applications of their academic work. Students may work off
campus under professional supervision in fields related to the biochemical and molecular biological sciences, such as in bioinformatics
and biotechnology. Students will be required to integrate academic and work experiences in an oral and/or written report at the end of the
internship. No more than 4 credits per semester for no more than two semesters. Pass/Fail credit only. This course does not satisfy an
upper level course requirement for the major.

Credits:
4

All Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors are required to enroll in Senior Seminar during one semester of their senior year. Senior
Seminar is intended to be a broad, integrative experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, requiring both oral and written work.

Credits:
4

All Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors are required to enroll in Senior Seminar during one semester of their senior year. Senior
Seminar is intended to be a broad, integrative experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, requiring both oral and written work.

Credits:
4-8

Open to candidates for honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Includes supervised honors research and instruction in an
appropriate field of study. Prerequisites: Permission of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee and Minimum GPA of 3.5.

Credits:
4-8

Open to candidates for honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Includes supervised honors research and instruction in an
appropriate field of study. Prerequisites: Permission of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Committee and Minimum GPA of 3.5.