Course Descriptions

The full course description can be found in the University’s Guide.
Below is a list of courses currently approved to fulfill IPiB requirements with sample syllabi, if available, and when the course is usually taught.

510 NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND METABOLISM (Also NUTRI SCI 510)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth; counts toward 50% graduate coursework requirement


570 COMPUTATIONAL MODELING FOR BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth; counts toward the 50% graduate coursework requirement


575 THE BIOLOGY OF VIRUSES (Also MMI 575)

Typically offered: Spring; 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Biocore 301/302; or AP score of 4 or 5 and Zoology 151 or 152; or MM&I 301
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth. Graduate students must concurrently enroll in BIOCHEM 910 for graduate-level course credit. Refer to the course syllabus

601 PROTEIN AND ENZYME STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

Typically offered: Fall; 2 cr.
Prerequisites:  Chem 345 and Biochem 501 or 507.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


606 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY (Also MATH/BMI/BMOLCHEM 606)

On hiatus as of Fall 2018; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Math 234 or Math 320, and either CompSci 301 or CompSci 302.

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


609 MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (Also MATH/BMI/BMOLCHEM 609)

Typically offered: Spring, even years; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Math 340 or 341; Math 415; or consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


612 PROKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (Also MICRO/GENETICS 612)

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Micro 470 or equivalent, and Biochem 501 or equivalent.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


619 ADVANCED NUTRITION: INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM OF MACRONUTRIENTS (Also NUTRISCI 619)

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


620 EUKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (Also GENETICS/MD GENET 620)

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Graduate student standing or Biochem 501 or 508.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


621 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY (Also BOTANY 621)

Typically offered: Fall, odd years; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Biochem 501 or 507 or consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


625 MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS

Typically offered: Spring; 2 cr.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 343 and 345 or equivalent, and Biochem 501 or equivalent, and Chemistry 561 or 565 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


627 (BMOLCHEM) METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROTEIN CHARACTERIZATION (Also CHEM 627)

Typically offered: Spring, odd-numbered years; 2 or 3 cr. (For 3 credits, students need to complete the lab portion.)
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


630 CELLULAR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION MECHANISMS (Also PHMCOL-M/ ZOOLOGY 630)

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: [(BIOCHEM 501 or 507) and (BIOCORE 383 or ZOOLOGY 101 or 570)] or graduate/professional standing.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


645 MOLECULAR CONTROL OF METABOLISM AND METABOLIC DISEASE

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


665 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (Also CHEM 665)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring odd years; 4 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


668 (BMOLCHEM/BACT) MICROBIOLOGY AT ATOMIC RESOLUTION

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Biochemistry (e.g. Biochem 501), molecular biology (e.g. Micro 526 or 612) required, one semester of physical chemistry preferred.

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


675.001 (BMOLCHEM) BIOCHEMICAL METHODS FOR GENOME MAINTENANCE

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment

 

701 PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Also BMOLCHEM 701)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to IPiB or the Biophysics graduate program. Required for first-year IPiB graduate students.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Required for first-year IPiB students


704 CHEMICAL BIOLOGY (Also CHEM 704)

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Declared in IPiB or Chemistry graduate program
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


719 FROM ATOMS TO MOLECULES

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Required for and currently open only to first-year IPiB graduate students.


720 (BMC) PARADIGMS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Graduate students only, and required for first-year IPiB students.


721 BIOCHEMICAL COMMUNICATION

Typically offered: Fall; 2 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Graduate students only, and required for IPiB students (recommended for second-year IPiB students)


729.002 ADVANCED TOPICS (Also BMC 901): IPiB SEMINAR

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


729.005 ADVANCED TOPICS: PRACTICUM IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


729.007 ADVANCED TOPICS: FOUNDATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

Typically offered: Fall; 2 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Required of first-year Biotechnology Training Program (BTP) trainees; others invited with instructor consent.


729.008 ADVANCED TOPICS: RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


799 PRACTICUM IN BIOCHEMISTRY TEACHING

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1-3 cr.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Inside seminar presentation

800 PRACTICAL NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE THEORY

Typically offered: Fall; 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
[Web site] [Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


801 BIOCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Typically offered: Spring; 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Undergraduates accepted with consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


840 REGULATORY MECHANISMS IN PLANT DEVELOPMENT (Also Botany/Genetics 840)

Typically offered: Fall, even years; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Biochem 501 or 601 and Botany 500; or Biocore 301 and 323.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


872 SEMINAR: SELECTED TOPICS IN MACROMOLECULAR AND BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (Also Chem 872)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisites: Biochem/Chem 665 or consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment

901 SEMINAR: NUTRITION AND METABOLISM (Advanced) (Also Nutri Science 901)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


906 SEMINAR: TOPICS IN MODELING FOR BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS (Advanced)

On hiatus as of Spring 2020; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


910 SEMINAR: MOLECULAR VIROLOGY (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


912 SEMINAR: MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


913 SEMINAR: RIBOGROUP (Advanced) (Also BMC 913)

Typically offered: Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


914 SEMINAR: MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES TRAINING PROGRAM (Advanced) (Also Micro, MM&I, and BMC 914)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


915 SEMINAR: COMPUTATION AND INFORMATICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE (Advanced) (Also BMI/BME/CBE/Comp Sci/Genetics 915)

Typically offered: Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


916 SEMINAR: CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF PROTEIN AND MEMBRANE BIOGENESIS AND TRAFFICKING (Advanced)

Typically offered: Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Grad students only or consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


917 SEMINAR: REGULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION (Advanced) (Also Micro 917)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


918 SEMINAR: SINGLE MOLECULE APPROACHES TO BIOLOGY (Advanced) (Also Chem 918)

Typically offered: Spring; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


919 SEMINAR: SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


924 SEMINAR: MEMBRANE PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

Typically offered: Spring; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


932 SEMINAR: BIOTECHNOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM (Advanced) (Also Micro/CBE 932)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Graduate student standing. Required of all BTP trainees.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


945 SEMINAR: CHEMICAL BIOLOGY (Advanced) (Also Chem 945)

Typically offered: Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


990 ADVANCED RESEARCH

Typically offered: Fall, Spring, Summer; 1-12 cr.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Required

571 (STAT) STATISTICAL METHODS FOR BIOSCIENCE I

Typically offered: Fall; 4 cr.
Prerequisites: College algebra, graduate standing.

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


607 (MICRO/GENETICS) ADVANCED MICROBIAL GENETICS

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Genetics 466 or equiv, Biochem 501 or equiv, & Grad st or cons inst.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


610 (NTP) CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


619 (BME) MICROSCOPY OF LIFE (Also ANATOMY, CHEM, MED PHYS, PHMCOL-M, PHYSICS, RADIOL)

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: second semester intro physics including light and optics or consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


626 (CHEM/GENETICS) GENOMIC SCIENCE

Typically offered: Spring; 2 cr.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: 1 credit of biological breadth and 1 credit of physical breadth.


630 (CRB) PROTEOMICS FOR BIOLOGISTS (Also CHEM 630)

Typically offered: Spring; 2 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


640 (CRB) FUNDAMENTALS OF STEM CELL AND REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


640 (ONCOLOGY) GENERAL VIROLOGY – MULTIPLICATION OF VIRUSES (Also MICRO/PLANT PATH 640)

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


657 (MICRO) BIOINFORMATICS FOR MICROBIOLOGISTS

Next offered: Spring 2021; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


668 (CHEM) BIOPHYSICAL SPECTROSCOPY

Typically offered: Fall, odd years; 2-3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


670 (NTP) STEM CELLS AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


675 (ONCOLOGY) BIOINFORMATICS FOR BIOLOGISTS

Typically offered: Spring; 2-3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


675 (NEURO) SEMINAR: READINGS IN ION CHANNELS (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Continuous seminar enrollment


679 (STAT) SPECIAL TOPICS: COMPUTING TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYTICS

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


703 (ONCOLOGY) CARCINOGENESIS AND TUMOR CELL BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


750 (PATH) CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY / PATHOLOGY

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


751 (PATH) CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF AGING

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


776 (BMI) ADVANCED BIOINFORMATICS (also Comp Sci 776)

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: BMI 576

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


780 (BME) SEMINAR: METHODS IN QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Continuous seminar enrollment


781 (PHARMACOLOGY) MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR PRINCIPLES IN PHARMACOLOGY

Typically offered: Spring; 4 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


783 (CBE) DESIGN OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Biocore 303 or Biochem 501 or Zoology 570.

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


826 (BMI) SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTATIONAL NETWORK BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


860 (BOTANY) PLANT CELL BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Spring (occasionally); 2 cr.
Prerequisite: Botany 500 or Biochem 501 or 601.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


875 (LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNICATION) SEMINAR: SPECIAL TOPICS (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Continuous seminar enrollment


885 (GENETICS) GENOMIC AND PROTEOMIC ANALYSIS

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


930 (PLANT PATHOLOGY/BOTANY) SEMINAR: MYCOLOGY (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


931 (NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES) SEMINAR: NUTRITION (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


950 (BOTANY) SEMINAR: XYLEM STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment