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BIOC 405 Introduction to Biochemistry (3) NW Hol, Hurley
Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Suitable for pre-majors, for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; either CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335. Offered: A.
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BIOC 406 Introduction to Biochemistry (3) NW Ailion, Brzovic
Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Suitable for pre-majors, for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology. Prerequisite: BIOC 405. Offered: W.
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BIOC 426 Basic Techniques in Biochemistry (4) NW Verlinde
Introduction to basic biochemistry experiments. Acquaints students (largely biochemistry majors) with basic biochemical laboratory techniques. Prerequisite: BIOC 440, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: ASp.
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BIOC 440 Biochemistry (4) NW Brockerhoff, Klevit
Biochemistry and molecular biology for undergraduate students in molecular and cellular biology, for biochemistry majors, and graduate students in other science departments. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 BIOL 200; 2.5 in either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, or CHEM 337; 2.0 in either MATH 124, MATH 134, or MATH 144. Offered: A.
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BIOC 441 Biochemistry (4) NW Merz, Miller
Biochemistry and molecular biology for undergraduate students in molecular and cellular biology, for biochemistry majors, and graduate students in other science departments. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.2 in BIOC 440. Offered: W.
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BIOC 442 Biochemistry (4) NW Kimelman, Palmiter
Biochemistry and molecular biology for undergraduate students in molecular and cellular biology, for biochemistry majors, and graduate students in other science departments. Prerequisite: either 2.2 in BIOC 406 or 2.2 in BIOC 441. Offered: Sp.
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BIOC 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 35)
Investigative work on enzymes, proteins, lipids, molecular biology, developmental biology, intermediary metabolism, physical biochemistry, and related fields. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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BIOC 510 ISCRM Research Updates and Stem Cell Club ([0/1]-, max. 12) Ruohola-Baker, Ware
Presents ongoing research at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Includes diverse subject matter in regenerative medicine, with new, unpublished data, and opportunity to identify collaborations and contacts for discussion, and an understanding of the state of the art. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with CONJ 510.
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BIOC 520 Seminar (1) J. HURLEY
Seminar dealing with timely topics in the field of biochemistry. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
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BIOC 530 Introduction to Structural Biology (3) Baker, Daggett, Hol, Klevit, Merritt, Verlinde, Weiner, Zheng
Graduate-level discussion of the structure, function, and chemistry of proteins, control of enzymatic reactions. Prerequisite: a comprehensive course in biochemistry and permission. Offered: A.
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BIOC 533 Topics In Biochemistry (1, max. 30)
Provides in-depth examination of current topics in biochemistry, molecular biology, and structural biology. Designed to help participants in basic science departments become acquainted with latest ideas on selected topics. Emphasis on analysis of key concepts in the field with reference to classical papers and recent literature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Instructor: Miller Offered: AWSp.
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BIOC 534 Topics In Molecular Biophysics (1.5, max. 30)
Emphasis on methods used to study macromolecular structure and dynamics, including x-ray crystallography, NMR, optical spectroscopy, computer modeling, protein folding and ligand binding. Two topics covered each quarter; students may register for one or both. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.
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BIOC 540 Literature Review (2) S. HOPPINS
Emphasizes critical evaluation of original articles in the literature. For first-year graduate students in biochemistry and students of other science departments, with permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with BPSD 540; A.
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BIOC 541 Literature Review (2) Loeb, Palmiter
Emphasizes critical evaluation of original articles in the literature. For first-year graduate students in biochemistry and students of other science departments, with permission of instructor. Offered: W.
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BIOC 542 Literature Review (2) Hauschka
Emphasizes critical evaluation of original articles in the literature. For first-year graduate students in biochemistry and students of other science departments, with permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
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BIOC 581 Introduction to Biochemical Research (4, max. 16)
Student works with one of the research groups within the department for one quarter and then rotates to other laboratories for second and third quarters. Prerequisite: graduate standing in biochemistry or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
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BIOC 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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BIOC 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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BIOC 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.
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