Fall 2016 courses

BCH 190 Professional Development for Graduate Students in Biochemistry

Profs. Karen Browning and Rick Russell, Biochemistry Core Course, M 5:00-6:00pm.

Taken in preparation for the Qualifying Exam.

BCH 192G Seminar in Biochemistry

Profs. Karen Browning and Rick Russell, Biochemistry Core Course, M 6-8:00pm.

Students will present recent papers from invited seminar speakers. In addition, there will be speakers in various aspects of professional development.

BIO 381K Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System

Prof. Seema Argawala, TTH 9:30-11am.

BIO 383K Developmental Biology

Prof. David Stein, TTH 2-3:30pm.

BIO 388M Plant Molecular Biology

Prof. David Herrin, TTH 3:30-5pm.

BIO 389D Subjects and Skills for Graduate Students in the Biological Sciences I

Prof. Ulrich Mueller, M 1:00-4:00pm. The class will serve as a general introduction to the writing, presentation and appraisal skills needed to excel in all fields of biological research, and to help prepare graduate students for their qualifying exams. Over the course of the semester, we will focus on four interrelated topics and skills: 1) How to select a research project; 2) How to review a manuscript; 3) How to write a grant proposal; 4) How to give a seminar. The course will include lectures and presentations; but note that these skills are gained primarily through practice and perseverance, so you will need to complete (and evaluate and edit and revise) many assignments in order to develop expertise in each area.

BIO 391 Grant Writing and Presentation Skills

Prof. Tanya Paull, F 2:00-5:00pm. Course restricted to graduate students in Microbiology or CMB. The purpose of this class is to provide experience in developing, writing and presenting a research proposal. The course is to be taken in preparation for the qualifying exam.

BIO 391P Advanced Virology

Prof. Chris Sullivan, TTH 12:30-2:00pm.

BIO 394M 1 Advanced Immunology

Prof. Lauren Ehrlich, TTH 2:00-3:30pm.

BIO 394M Tumor Biology

Prof. Jon Huibregtse, MWF 10:00am-11:00am.

 

BIO 395G/BCH 395G/MOL 395G Structure & Function of Proteins and Membranes

Prof. Andreas Matouschek, Core Course for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology, TTH 11-12:30pm.

Structure and function of proteins and membranes, catalysis of biological reactions, cellular reaction pathways and control

BIO 395J/BCH 395J/MOL 395J Genes, Genomes, and Gene Expression

Prof. Rick Russell, Core Course for Biochemistry, Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology, TTH 9:30-11am.

Mechanisms of prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA replication, repair and transcription; processing and localization of RNA transcripts; mechanism and regulation of RNA translation; regulation of gene expression from the perspectives of genes and genomes.

BIO 395 Plant Biology: Lab Studies in Molecular Biology

Prof. Mona Mehdy, W 11:00am-12:00pm. 1:00-6:00pm.

BIO 396R Microbiology Research Seminar

Prof. Scott Stevens. Microbiology Core Course, W 12:30-3:00pm.

 

spring 2017 courses

BCH 190 Professional Development for Graduate Students in Biochemistry

Profs. Karen Browning and Rick Russell, Biochemistry Core Course. Taken in preparation for the Qualifying Exam.

BCH 192G Seminar in Biochemistry

Profs. Karen Browning and Rick Russell, Biochemistry Core Course. Students will present recent papers from invited seminar speakers. In addition, there will be speakers in various aspects of professional development.

BCH 387D Biophysical Methods

Prof. David Hoffman, Biochemistry Core Course.

BCH 391L Bioinformatics

Prof. Edward Marcotte.

BCH 394 Structure and Function of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Prof. Ken Johnson. Biochemistry Core Course. Quantitative methods used to evaluate the structure and dynamics of macromolecules including traditional and state-of-the-art kinetic methods.

BIO 381K Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System

Prof. Seema Argawala.

BIO 381P Advanced Plant Physiology

Prof. Stan Roux, TTh 12:30-2:00pm.

BIO 391P Advanced Virology

Prof. Jackie Dudley.

BIO 394M Advanced Immunology

Prof. Haley Tucker.

BIO 395F/BCH 395F/MOL 395F Genetics, Genomics and Epigenetics

Prof. Kyle Miller, Cell and Molecular Biology Core Course. Basic principles of Mendelian and molecular genetics, and an exploration of the genetic toolbox using examples of analytic methods and modern manipulations; focus on the genetic analysis of model organisms; use of genetic tools in dissecting complex biological pathways, developmental processes and regulatory systems. An introductory course in genetics is strongly recommended.

BIO 395H/BCH 395H/MOL 395H Cell Biology

Profs. Marty Poenie and Clarence Chan, Microbiology and CMB Core Course. Mechanisms of growth control, cell regulation, mitosis, cell signaling, protein targeting, and the integration of these processes in various cellular processes. 

BIO 395M/BCH 395M/MOL 395M Advanced Microbiology

Prof. Ian Molineeux, Microbiology Core Course. Prokaryotic and lower eukaryote genome organization; control of gene/operon/regulon expression; chromosome replication and its control; signal transduction; protein trafficking; organelle assembly; the cell cycle and its control; developmental processes; cell to cell communication; and DNA polymorphisms and adaption.

BIO 395 Plant Biology: Lab Studies in Molecular Biology

Prof. Mona Mehdy.

BIO 396R Microbiology Research Seminar

Prof. Makkuni Jayaram. Microbiology Core Course.