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Medical Biophysics and biochemistry

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Biochemistry 4410

Description:  The use of fundamental techniques in molecular biology and molecular genetics are illustrated using examples from the classic and current literature. Selected topics include eukaryotic gene cloning, transgenic animals, rational drug design, DNA replication and cell cycle regulation.

Biochemistry 4420

Description:  Topics to be considered at an advanced level will include: translation, folding and assembly, targeting, turnover, structure and motifs.

Biochemistry 4483

Description:  The major laboratory course for the Honors Specialization in Biochemistry and Honors Specialization modules combined with Biochemistry. Lectures on laboratory safety, biosafety, use of animals in research, scientific integrity; an independent research project (topic and advisor chosen by consultation between student and faculty); scientific communication (two seminars and a written report).

Medical Biophysics 4467

Description:  Nature and effects of ionizing radiation on biomolecular structures, living cells and tissues. Genetic effects and methods of radiation protection. Radiobiological implications of diagnostic and therapeutic radiation.

Medical Biophysics 4518

Description:  An introduction to the role of diagnostic imaging in detecting molecules, genes, and cells in vivo. The emphasis is on how these techniques assist in studying molecular mechanisms of disease in vivo. Topics include DNA/protein synthesis, transgenic mice, novel contrast agents and small animal imaging.

Medical Biophysics 4970

Description:  Major laboratory course in experimental biophysics for Honors Specialization modules offered by the Department of Medical Biophysics. Three components are: a major experimental project (topic and advisor chosen in consultation with the student), scientific communication (student presentation and reports), and electronic information processing (data capture, computer analysis of biophysical signals).

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