BMB 301. Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (3 h)

Courses in selected special topics in biochemistry and molecular biology. May be repeated for credit if course content differs. P - POI.

BMB 370. Biochemisty I: Macromolecules and Metabolism. (3 h)

Introduces principles of biochemistry including structure, function, and biosynthesis of biological molecules, analysis of enzyme function and activity, bioenergetics, and regulation of metabolic pathways. Also listed as BIO 370 and CHM 370. Also offered in Salamanca. P-CHM 223 or CHM 280 or BIO 214.

BMB 371L. Advanced Biochemistry Lab. (1.5 h)

Emphasizes approaches for isolation and analysis of enzymes. Required for majors in biochemistry and molecular biology and the chemistry major with concentration in biochemistry and recommended for research focused students. Also listed as BIO 371L and CHM 371L. Credit allowed for BMB 371L/BIO 371L/CHM 371L or BIO 370L/CHM 370L, but not both. Lab-4 hours. P-CHM 223 or CHM 280 or BIO 214. P or C-BMB 370/BIO 370/CHM 370.

BMB 372. Molecular Biology. (3 h)

Presents molecular mechanisms by which stored genetic information is expressed including the mechanisms for and regulation of gene expression, protein synthesis, and genome editing. Emphasizes analysis and interpretation of experimental data from the primary literature. Also listed as BIO 372. Cannot recieve credit for this course and BMB 373/CHM 373. P-BIO 213 and 214 and BIO 370/BMB 370/CHM 370 or POI.

BMB 372L. Molecular Biology Laboratory. (1.5 h)

Introduces modern methods of molecular biology to analyze and manipulate expression of genes and function of gene products. Also listed as BIO 372L. P-BIO 213, BIO 214, and BIO 370/BMB 370/CHM 370. P or C-BIO 372/BMB 372 or BMB 373/CHM 373.

BMB 373. Biochemistry II: Protein and Nucleic Acid Structure and Function. (3 h)

Examines the structure, function, and synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids and includes advanced topics in biochemistry including catalytic mechanisms of enzymes and ribozymes, use of sequence and structure databases, and molecular basis of disease and drug action. Also listed as CHM 373. Cannot receive credit for this course and BMB 372/BIO 372. P-CHM 223 and BIO 370/BMB 370/CHM 370.

BMB 376. Biophysical Chemistry. (3 h)

Fundamentals of physical chemistry applied to biological molecules, including thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Emphasizes modern experimental approaches used to analyze biological systems. P - CHM 280, BIO/BMB/CHM 370, PHY 114. P or C - MST 112.

BMB 381. Epigenetics. (3 h)

Studies the molecular mechanisms for inheritance of genome modifications. Uses primary literature to explore the environmental and developmental signals that influence epigenetic controls of gene expression and disease. Also listed as BIO 381. P-BIO 213 and 214; or POI.

BMB 381L. Epigenetics Laboratory. (1 h)

Lab provides hands-on experiences with genome editing and molecular genetics to address the function and expression of genes. Also listed as BIO 381L. P or C-BMB 381 or POI.

BMB 382. Molecular Signaling. (3 h)

Examines the molecular and biochemical mechanisms by which hormones, neurotransmitters, and other signaling molecules act to change growth, development, and physiological and behavioral responses of organisms with a focus on discussion of primary literature. Also listed as BIO 382. P-BIO 213, 214, and BIO 370/BMB 370/CHM 370.

BMB 383. Genomics. (3 h)

Examines the architecture, expression, and evolution of genomes. Uses current primary literature to examine the functional and evolutionary dynamics of genomes and the modern analytic techniques used to investigate genome-wide phenomena. Also listed as BIO 383. P-BIO 213; or POI.

BMB 383L. Genomics Lab. (1 h)

Introduces analytic methods and interpretation of genome-wide data through practical tutorials. Also listed as BIO 383L. P-BIO 213. P or C-BMB 383; or POI.

BMB 388. Seminar in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (1 h)

Discussion of contemporary research and introduction to the biochemical and molecular biology literature and research skills and approaches. Pass/Fail only. P or C-BMB 370/BIO 370/CHM 370.

BMB 391. Independent Research. (0.5-2 h)

Working under the guidance of a faculty member or research staff member, students will conduct an independent research project that involves the collection and analysis of data, and that culminates in a written paper or poster to be submitted to the sponsoring faculty or staff member. P-POI.

BMB 392. Independent Research. (0.5-2 h)

Working under the guidance of a faculty member or research staff member, students will conduct an independent research project that involves the collection and analysis of data, and that culminates in a written paper or poster to be submitted to the sponsoring faculty or staff member. P-POI.

BMB 393. Independent Research. (0.5-2 h)

Working under the guidance of a faculty member or research staff member, students will conduct an independent research project that involves the collection and analysis of data, and that culminates in a written paper or poster to be submitted to the sponsoring faculty or staff member. P-POI.

BMB 394. Independent Research. (0.5-2 h)

Working under the guidance of a faculty member or research staff member, students will conduct an independent research project that involves the collection and analysis of data, and that culminates in a written paper or poster to be submitted to the sponsoring faculty or staff member. P-POI.

BMB 395. Senior Research Project. (1 h)

Writing of senior research project or honors thesis. P or C-two of the following: BMB 391/BIO 391/CHM 391, BMB 392/BIO 392/CHM 392, BMB 501, BMB 502, CHM 390. P-POI.