MOL 500 (summer only)
Summer Coursework Opportunity
MOL 500 Project Lab in Molecular Biology
Intensive four-week project-based laboratory course focused on teaching critical reading of primary scientific literature & fundamental skills required of incoming Molbio and QCB students. This lab course does not account for GPA, or the required 3 lab rotations within your first year of Graduate School.
CHM538 Chemical Tools to Study Biological Systems
This class emphasizes the use of chemical approaches to investigate and manipulate biological processes at the biochemical, the cellular, and the organismal level. The purpose is to provide chemical biologists with modern chemical methods. The class will then discuss how these methods can be applied to study different biological problems, highlighting important questions in biology. Typically a paper from the current literature will be presented and discussed by the students each class. Grades are based on problem sets, a midterm exam, a literature presentation, and a research proposal.
NEU 503/MOL 503 Neurogenetics of Behavior
CHM515 Biophysical Chemistry I
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to basic principles of macromolecular structure, stability, and interactions. Major topics include protein structure; protein thermodynamics and folding; nucleic acid structure and stability; principles of intermolecular recognition; and principles and practice of ligand binding analysis. Special emphasis is placed on understanding, in macromolecular systems, the relationships between structure and stability; the molecular origins of cooperative effects; and the relationships between covalent and non-covalent properties.
MOL 505 Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes
Advanced-level discussion of the genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic organisms and their associated bacteriophages.
MOL 520 Advanced Topics in Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cell Biology**
This course will focus on how intracellular components are organized, mechanisms of reorganization during various processes, and how changes in this organization impact cell behaviors.