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Biochemistry 3380

Professor: McLachlin

Description: This course consists of a series of laboratory exercises designed to familiarize the student with the basic methods in biochemistry and molecular biology, and to demonstrate concepts taught in biochemistry lecture courses. Students will learn how to present their results in an acceptable scientific format.

Average Course Rating: 5

% of People Who Would Recommend: 100

Textbook Readings Required: Yes

Most Frequent Study Style: Assignments, Group work, practical skills

Student Feedback:

  • Come to the lab prepared

Biochemistry 3381

Description: A consideration of the structure of proteins and nucleic acids; enzymology; elements of recombinant DNA technology and related methodology.

Biochemistry 3382

Professor: McLachlin and Junop

Description: Among the topics discussed will be principles of metabolic control, mechanisms of signal transduction, regulation of DNA replication, regulation of gene expression, and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.

Average Course Rating: 4

% of People Who Would Recommend: 50

Textbook Readings Required: No

Most Frequent Study Style: Understand and application of concepts

Student Feedback:

  • Keep up with lectures, focus on key concepts rather than small details

Biochemistry 3390

Description: Students will explore the chemical and physical underpinnings of biochemical phenomena by solving practical, real-world, quantitative problems. Students will learn how to answer biochemical research questions by applying advanced experimental strategies and techniques, including methods in bioinformatics and the mining of biochemical databases.

Chemistry 3371

Description: The study of the effects of the electronic structure of transition metals on their properties, including coordination chemistry, electronic spectra, magnetic properties, and reactions. Introduction to organometallic chemistry. The laboratory experiments illustrate and amplify concepts discussed in the lectures.

Chemistry 3372

Description: This course deals with the principles and fundamentals of modern instrumentation in chemical analysis. The content involves quantitative analytical separation and spectroscopy, theoretical and practical aspects of instrumental techniques, and determination of metals and small molecules.

Chemistry 3373

Description: An intermediate level course in organic chemistry designed to complete the core requirements in organic chemistry. The major topics include: concepts of organic synthesis, radical chemistry, the chemistry of beta-dicarbonyls, amines, heterocycles, cycloadditions and pericyclic reactions.

Chemistry 3374

Description: Basic concepts of quantum mechanics are introduced and applied to a variety of problems in chemistry and spectroscopy. Topics include quantum behavior of microscopic particles, principles of vibrational, rotational, and electronic spectroscopy, and the foundations of the quantum theory of chemical bonding.

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