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.

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 MM&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: Spring, even 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.

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, 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 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


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 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


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]

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


BIOCHEM 721 BIOCHEMICAL COMMUNICATION

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

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


BIOCHEM 729.002 ADVANCED TOPICS: IPiB SEMINAR (Also BMOLCHEM 901)

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 729.005 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.
[Sample Syllabus]

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


BIOCHEM 729.008 ADVANCED TOPICS: RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH

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

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


BIOCHEM 799 PRACTICUM IN BIOCHEMISTRY TEACHING

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

Meets Requirements: Inside seminar presentation

BIOCHEM 800 PRACTICAL NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE THEORY

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

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 801 BIOCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Typically offered: Spring; 2 cr. Currently being redesigned.
Prerequisite: Undergraduates accepted with consent of instructor.

Meets Requirements: Physical sciences breadth


BIOCHEM 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


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

Typically offered: Fall, Spring; 1 cr.
[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


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


NEURO 675 SEMINAR: READINGS IN ION CHANNELS (Advanced)

Typically offered: Fall; 1 cr.

Meets Requirements: Seminar enrollment


STAT 679 SPECIAL TOPICS: COMPUTING TOOLS FOR DATA ANALYTICS

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

Meets Requirements: Quantitative sciences breadth


ONCOLOGY 703 CARCINOGENESIS AND TUMOR CELL BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.

Meets Requirements: Biological 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 SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTATIONAL NETWORK BIOLOGY

Typically offered: Fall; 3 cr.

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


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