Term: Spring 2022

Subject: Biochemistry

BIOC 002 - Biochem: Modern Perspect II

This is Part 2 of a sequence to help students develop an understanding of what the field of biochemistry is, its core principles, and what biochemists do. Prerequisites: Biochemistry major, First-year standing.

BIOC 192 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Written report due at end of each semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

BIOC 201 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry

Provides a broad introduction to the field of biochemistry. Students will explore the molecular basis and chemical principles of biochemistry pertinent to living systems. This course is taught by LCOM faculty and emphasizes the relevance of biochemistry to health, disease, physiology and medicine. Prerequisites: CHEM 026, CHEM 042, CHEM 048, CHEM 142, or equivalent; BIOL 002, BCOR 012, BCOR 103, or equivalent.

BIOC 206 - Biochemistry II

Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: BIOC 205, CHEM 205, or MMG 205. Cross-listed with: CHEM 206, MMG 206.

BIOC 207 - Biochemistry Lab

Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Prerequisite: BIOC 205, CHEM 205, or MMG 205. Cross-listed with: CHEM 207, MMG 207.

BIOC 263 - Nutritional Biochemistry

Comprehensive study of the metabolism of the macro-nutrients by humans with emphasis on hormonal control of biochemical pathways, nutritional and metabolic interrelationships and dietary disorders. The biochemistry of the micronutrients and vitamins will also be studied. Prerequisite: BIOC 205 or PBIO 185.

BIOC 284 - Biochemistry Senior Seminar

Oral and written presentation of a subject of current biochemical interest. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

BIOC 292 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 294 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 302 - General Biochemistry

Survey for science majors. Amino acids, nucleic acids, protein synthesis, cellular and physiological control mechanisms. Prerequisite: BIOC 301, or Instructor permission.

BIOC 351 - Proteins I: Structure&Function

Special Topics: Introduction to concepts in protein structure and chemistry as well as exploration of ideas in a "hands on" fashion using computational resources. Prerequisite: BIOC 301, or Department permission. Alternate years.