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.
Required courses for all IPiB students are BIOCHEM/BMOLCHEM 701, BIOCHEM 719, BMOLCHEM 720, and BIOCHEM 721.

BIOCHEM 510 NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND METABOLISM (Also NUTR SCI 510)

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

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


BIOCHEM 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


BIOCHEM 575 THE BIOLOGY OF VIRUSES (Also M M & I  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]
[Graduate Credit Addendum]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth. Graduate students may not concurrently enroll in BIOCHEM 910. Refer to the Graduate Credit Addendum.

BIOCHEM 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


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

Typically offered: Fall of odd years; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: MATH 340 or 341; MATH 415; or consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 612 PROKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (Also MICRO/GENETICS 612)

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 619 ADVANCED NUTRITION: INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM OF MACRONUTRIENTS (Also NUTR SCI 619)

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 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


BIOCHEM 621 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY (Also BOTANY 621)

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 625 MECHANISMS OF ACTION OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS

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

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


BMOLCHEM 627 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


BIOCHEM 631 PLANT GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT (Also GENETICS 631)

Typically offered: Fall, odd-numbered years; 3 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 645 MOLECULAR CONTROL OF METABOLISM AND METABOLIC DISEASE

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 665 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (Also CHEM 665)

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

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


BMOLCHEM 668 MICROBIOLOGY AT ATOMIC RESOLUTION (Also BACT 668)

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


BMOLCHEM 675.001 BIOCHEMICAL METHODS FOR GENOME MAINTENANCE

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment

BIOCHEM 701 RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT IN BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH (Also BMOLCHEM 701)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Admission to IPiB or the Biophysics graduate program.
[Sample Syllabus]

Required for first-year IPiB students


BIOCHEM 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


BIOCHEM 719 FROM ATOMS TO MOLECULES

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

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


BMOLCHEM 720 PARADIGMS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY

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

Required for first-year IPiB students.


BIOCHEM 721 BIOCHEMICAL COMMUNICATION

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

Required for second-year IPiB students.


BIOCHEM 729.001/002 ADVANCED TOPICS: IPiB SEMINAR (Also BMOLCHEM 901)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 729.002/005 ADVANCED TOPICS: PRACTICUM IN UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 729.007 ADVANCED TOPICS: FOUNDATIONS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

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

Required for first-year Biotechnology Training Program (BTP) trainees.


BIOCHEM 729.008 ADVANCED TOPICS: RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 729.011 ADVANCED TOPICS: MACROMOLECULAR AND CELLULAR ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Next offered: Spring 2025; 1 cr.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 729.012 BIOCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Undergraduates accepted with consent of instructor.
[Sample Syllabus]

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth

BIOCHEM 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

BIOCHEM 901 SEMINAR: NUTRITION AND METABOLISM (Advanced) (Also NUTR SCI 901)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 910 SEMINAR: MOLECULAR VIROLOGY (Advanced)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 912 SEMINAR: MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF DEVELOPMENT (Advanced)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 913 SEMINAR: RIBOGROUP (Advanced) (Also BMOLCHEM 913)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 915 SEMINAR: COMPUTATION AND INFORMATICS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE (Advanced) (Also BME/BMI/CBE/COMP SCI/GENETICS 915)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 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


BIOCHEM 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


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

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 919 SEMINAR: SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 924 SEMINAR: MEMBRANE PROTEIN STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


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

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 945 SEMINAR: CHEMICAL BIOLOGY (Advanced) (Also CHEM 945)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 990 ADVANCED RESEARCH

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

Meets Requirements: Required

STAT 571 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR BIOSCIENCE I

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


MICRO/GENETICS 607 ADVANCED MICROBIAL GENETICS

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisites: GENETICS 466 or equivalent, BIOCHEM 501 or equivalent, & Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


AGRONOMY/AN SCI/GENETICS/HORT 615 GENETIC MAPPING

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


NTP 610 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


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

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: PHYSICS 104, 202, 208, or 248 or MED PHYS/PHYSICS 265

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


CHEM 626 GENOMIC SCIENCE (Also GENETICS 626)

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

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


CRB 630 PROTEOMICS FOR BIOLOGISTS (Also CHEM 630)

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

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


CRB 640 FUNDAMENTALS OF STEM CELL AND REGENERATIVE BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


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

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


MICRO 657 BIOINFORMATICS FOR MICROBIOLOGISTS

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


CHEM 668 BIOPHYSICAL SPECTROSCOPY

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

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


NTP 670 STEM CELLS AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


ONCOLOGY 673 PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTEIN AND PROTEIN COMPLEXES

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

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


NEURO 675 SEMINAR: READINGS IN ION CHANNELS (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


ONCOLOGY 703 CARCINOGENESIS AND TUMOR CELL BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


CHEM 721 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

Typically offered: Fall; 3-4 cr.

Meets Requirements: Physical or Quantitative sciences breadth


PATH 750 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


PATH 751 CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF AGING

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


BMI 776 ADVANCED BIOINFORMATICS (also COMP SCI 776)

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


ONCOLOGY 778 BIOINFORMATICS FOR BIOLOGISTS

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


BME 780 SEMINAR: METHODS IN QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY (Advanced)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


PHMCOL-M 781 MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR PRINCIPLES IN PHARMACOLOGY

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


CBE 783 DESIGN OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES

Typically offered: Spring; 3 cr.
Prerequisite: BIOCORE 303 or BIOCHEM 501 or ZOOLOGY 570.

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


BMI 826 STATISTICS IN HUMAN GENETICS

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


BOTANY 860 PLANT CELL BIOLOGY

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

Meets Requirements: Biological sciences breadth


LSC 875 SEMINAR: SPECIAL TOPICS (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


STAT 877 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (also BMI 877)

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


GENETICS 885 GENOMIC AND PROTEOMIC ANALYSIS

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


BOTANY 930 SEMINAR: MYCOLOGY (Advanced) (Also PL PATH 930)

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


NUTR SCI 931 SEMINAR: NUTRITION (Advanced)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment