University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry

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Undergraduate

Please note that we are in the process of revising the course work and schedule and will update the website as soon as the new course work and schedule is finalized.

With the publication of the Human Genome and other discoveries describing the molecular basis of life, tremendous opportunities await students with the right background and training. Biochemists study the molecular interactions that guide many processes involved in living organisms. This includes exploring the underlying chemical and physical properties of these organisms, from metabolism and enzyme kinetics, to gene transfection and cellular signaling.

Students graduating from this program are well positioned for careers in a range of areas, including medicine, bio-medical research and teaching, and all of the many disciplines that encompass the molecular aspects of the life sciences. With the recent publication of the Human Genome and other discoveries describing the molecular basis of life, tremendous opportunities await those students with the right background and training. Don't just watch the future of science-join us and become part of the community of scientists making it happen!

Undergraduate Courses
Catalog Title Course Name Coordinator Description & Prerequisite(s)
BIOC191 Fall (1 credit) Undergraduate Research Stephen Everse
Description: Participation in a research program currently being pursued by a faculty member of Department. Written report due at end of each semester. Prerequisite(s): Chem 31, 32 or 35, and 36. Some programs may require additional courses in chemistry.
BIOC192 Spring (1 credit) Undergraduate Research Stephen Everse
Description: Participation in a research program currently being pursued by a faculty member of Department. Written report due at end of each semester. Prerequisite(s): Chem 31, 32 or 35, 36. Some programs may require additional courses in chemistry.
BIOC205 Fall (3 credits) Biochemistry I Robert Hondal
Description: Survey course covering the chemistry, structure, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids. Prerequisite(s): Chem 142, 144
BIOC206 Spring (3 credits) Biochemistry II Chris Francklyn

Gregory Gilmartin

Description: Survey course covering nucleic acids, protein synthesis, cellular and physiological control mechanisms. Prerequisite(s): BIOC/CHEM/MMG 205
BIOC207 Spring (2 credit)) Biochemistry Laboratory Molly Coseno
Description: Introduction to standard biochemical laboratory techniques. Prerequisite(s): BIOC/CHEM/MMG 205 or concurrent enrollment in BIOC/CHEM/MMG 205
BIOC212 Spring (3 credits) Biochemistry of Human Disease Jay Silveira
Description: Disorders of hemoglobin, iron bilirubin; biochemistry of diabbetes, pancreatitis, atherosclerosis, liver and kidney dysfunction; acid-base balance; gene therapy; diagnostic enzymology.Prerequisite(s): Chem 42 or 141
BIOC240 Alternate Spring, even years (3 credits) Introduction to Macromolecular Structure of Proteins and Nucleic Acids Sylvie Doublié

Stephen Everse

Chris Francklyn

Description: An in depth examination and discussion of protein & nucleic acid structure; this course makes extensive use of computers to aid students in the visualization of structures. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1,2; Organic Chem; Jr standing; rec concurrent w/PHYS
BIOC284 Spring (1 credit) Biochemistry Senior Seminar Stephen Everse

Chris Francklyn

Description: Students will delve into the literature and prepare both a written and oral presentation on a selected topic. Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry major, Senior status or with permission of the instructor.
BIOC296 Spring (1 credit) Biochemistry Lab Discussion Molly Coseno
Description: Weekly preparatory lecture for BIOC/CHEM/MMG 207. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment in BIOC/CHEM/MMG 207.

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