Program of Study

Biochemistry students enroll in four to six courses and participate in three laboratory rotations in the first year.

Course Requirements:
Chemistry and Physics of Biological Molecules (Bio 5357)
Biochemistry Student Seminar (Bio 5466)
Advanced elective (from approved listing)
Journal Clubs (3 credits)
Ethics and Research Science (Bio 5011)

2 courses from the following:
Organic Chemistry III (Chem 451)
Bioorganic Chemistry (Chem 453)
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis (Bio 548)
Molecular Cell Biology (Bio 5068)
Immunology (Bio 5051)
Macromolecular Interactions (Bio 5312)
Cellular Neurobiology (Bio 5571)

Students participate in any of several journal clubs, such as:
Nucleic Acid-Protein Interactions Journal Club (Bio 5443)
Proteins Journal Club (Bio 5225)
Genetics Journal Club (Bio 5235)

Several seminars are presented by visiting scientists each week. Each of the departments, the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences and the graduate students organize seminar programs which feature invited faculty from other universities and research institutes. Advanced students regularly attend national and international scientific meetings.‚Äč

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