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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B)

B M B 001 (GN) Understanding the Bases of Human Disease (3) A broad survey of the molecular and cellular factors that contribute to an understanding of selected human diseases.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

B M B 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

B M B 211 Elementary Biochemistry (3) An overview of biochemistry that includes properties of biomolecules, bioenergetics, metabolism, nutrition, genetics, and molecular biology.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110;CHEM 202 orCHEM 210  

B M B 212 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1) Selected experiments to illustrate major biochemical principles and techniques.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: or concurrent:B M B 211  

B M B 221 Applied Biochemistry (2) Application and correlation of biochemical events to physiological-nutritional processes in specialized cells, fluids, and whole animals. Students may not receive credit for both B M B 221 and 401.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: B M B 211  

B M B 251 (MICRB 251) Molecular and Cell Biology I (3) Biomolecules, genetic mechanisms, organization of cells and their organelles, DNA replication, protein synthesis, membranes, the cell nucleus, energy conversion.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

B M B 251H Molecular and Cell Biology I (3) Biomolecules, genetic mechanisms, organization of cells and their organelles, DNA replication, protein synthesis, membranes, the cell nucleus, energy conversion.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

B M B 252 (MICRB 252) Molecular and Cell Biology II (3) Continuation of B M B/MICRB 251; cytoskeleton, cell growth, division, adhesion, signalling, germ cells, differentiation, immune system, nervous system, plant cells.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: B M B 251  

B M B 252H Molecular and Cell Biology II (3) Continuation of B M B 251H; cytoskeleton, cell growth, division, adhesion, signaling, germ cells, differentiation, immune system, nervous system, plant cells.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: B M B 251H  

B M B 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

B M B 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

B M B 400 Molecular Biology of the Gene (2-3) Biochemistry of genetic phenomena, including the structure, replication and dynamics of genes and chromosomes, their expression and regulation.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: BIOL 222 orBIOL 322;BIOL 230W orB M B 251;CHEM 212  

B M B 401 General Biochemistry (3) Principles of the structure and function of biological molecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, membranes, proteins, and enzymes. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 476 and B M B 401.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: CHEM 212;B M B 251 orBIOL 230  

B M B 401H General Biochemistry (3) Principles of the structure and function of biological molecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, membranes, proteins, and enzymes. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 476 and B M B 401H.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: CHEM 212;B M B 251 orBIOL 230W  

B M B 402 General Biochemistry (3) Comprehensive survey of the pathways and regulation of intermediary metabolism.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: B M B 401 orCHEM 476  

B M B 402H General Biochemistry (3) Comprehensive survey of the pathways and regulation of intermediary metabolism.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: B M B 401H  

B M B 403 Biochemistry Laboratory (1) An introduction to techniques of experimental biochemistry, illustrating principles covered in B M B 402.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: or concurrent:B M B 402  

B M B 406 Molecular Biology (3) A discussion of current aspects of cell molecular biology with a laboratory emphasizing current biotechnology techniques.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: BIOL 222 orBIOL 322;BIOL 230W orB M B 251;CHEM 039  

B M B 408 Instructional Practice (1-2) Participation in the instruction of undergraduate laboratory and lecture courses, including classroom preparation; discussion of principles and objectives of each exercise.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: 10 credits in biochemistry and molecular biology and permission of the department  

B M B 411 Survey of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Literature (1) An introduction to readings and oral presentations in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: B M B 401;B M B 400 orB M B 402  

B M B 428 Physical Chemistry with Biological Applications (3) Chemical thermodynamics and kinetics with applications to biological problems.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 203 orCHEM 212;PHYS 203 orPHYS 251 ; 3 credits in cell biology  

B M B 430 (BIOL 430, ENT 430) Developmental Biology (3) Molecular and genetic analyses of mechanisms involved in differentiation and determination in biological systems.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: BIOL 222;B M B 252 orBIOL 230  

B M B 432 (MICRB 432, VB SC 432) Advanced Immunology: Signaling in the Immune System (3) The study of signaling pathways that regulate the immune response.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: B M B 400, MICRB 410  

B M B 433 (VB SC 433) Molecular and Cellular Toxicology (3) In-depth coverage of processes by which drugs/chemicals interact with biological systems and the experimental approaches used to study these interactions.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: B M B 401  

B M B 435 (MICRB 435, VB SC 435) Viral Pathogensis (2) A study of the molecular, immunological and pathological aspects of viral diseases as well as laboratory methods of diagnosis.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: MICRB 201;B M B 251 andB M B 252 orBIOL 110 andBIOL 230W  

B M B 437 Physiological Biochemistry (2) Physiological aspects of biochemistry, with emphasis on mammalian metabolism, specialized tissue and fluid functions, detoxification mechanisms, energetics, and physiological interrelationships.
Effective: Spring 1995
Prerequisite: B M B 402  

B M B 442 Laboratory in Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and Molecular Cloning (3) Laboratory in enzyme purifications and assay techniques; nucleic acid isolation and characterization, including plasmid preparation.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: B M B 251, BIOL 230W orMICRB 201;CHEM 202 orCHEM 210 . Prerequisite or concurrent:B M B 211 orB M B 401  

B M B 443W Laboratory in Protein Purification and Enzymology (3) Laboratory in protein isolation methodology, enzyme kinetics, and physico- chemical properties of proteins.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: B M B 442, B M B 401  

B M B 445W Laboratory in Molecular Genetics I (2) Laboratory in molecular techniques in gene analysis and microbial genetics, emphasizing in vitro methodologies.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: B M B 442, B M B 400, MICRB 202  

B M B 448 Model Systems and Approaches in Cell Biology Inquiry (2) Advanced laboratory that uses inquiry-based approaches to the analysis of organelles, genetic mechanisms, and metabolic processes in eukaryotic organisms.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: MICRB 202, B M B 442 orMICRB 442 andB M B 251 orMICRB 251 orBIOL 230  

B M B 450 (MICRB 450) Microbial/Molecular Genetics (2) Genetic phenomena, with emphasis on molecular mechanisms: gene transfer, recombination, gene conversion, gene fusion, suppression, transposons.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: BIOL 222 orBIOL 322, MICRB 201  

B M B 460 (MICRB 460) Cell Growth and Differentiation (3) Mechanisms and regulation of protein trafficking, organelle biosynthesis, cell development, signaling and cell cycle control. Emphasizes experimental design and analysis.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: B M B 252  

B M B 464 Molecular Medicine (3) An exploration of the impact of advances in molecular biology on understanding disease mechanisms, medical diagnosis, and therapeutics.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: B M B 251  

B M B 465 Protein Structure and Function (3) A study of the relationship between structure and function of proteins; internet analysis to predict structure and function is included.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: BIOL 230W  

B M B 474 Analytical Biochemistry (3) Physical/chemical theory and techniques that emphasize purification and characterization of biological macromolecules, including proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:B M B 428 orCHEM 450  

B M B 480 (MICRB 480) Tumor Viruses and Oncogenes (3) Oncogenes, DNA and RNA tumor viruses, and relevant experimental techniques with emphasis on molecular basis of carcinogenesis and gene regulation.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MICRB 415, MICRB 435 orMICRB 460  

B M B 484 Functional Genomics (3) Biochemical, genetic and evolutionary approaches to comprehensive discovery of functional DNA segments in genomes, including genes and regulatory sequences.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: B M B 251 orBIOL 230W, BIOL 222 orBIOL 322  

B M B 485 Human Genomics and Biomedical Informatics (3) This course covers the basics of measuring genomic variation and exploring how variation in DNA is related to common, complex disease.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 322, B M B 400, STAT 301 orSTAT 401  

B M B 488 Communities of Practice in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 per semester/maximum of 16) The course combines laboratory research in a community of practice and a seminar on topics in science, ethics, and society.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: MICRB 202  

B M B 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

B M B 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

B M B 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1995
 

B M B 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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