The Biological Chemistry concentration provides fundamental training in biochemistry and molecular biology approaches to biomedical-related research problems. Research areas explored by the faculty members include, but are not limited to: bio-nanotechnology, bio-inorganic chemistry, bio-energetics and bio-fuels, bio-informatics, medicinal chemistry, microbiology, oncogenesis, protein folding, structural biology.
The core coursework and research program provide a solid foundation for doctoral training in Biological Chemistry. The advanced coursework and the research program will be specifically tailored to each student, in consultation with the student and their course guidance and dissertation committee.
Required Concentration Courses
BMS 898 - Research
CHEM 847 Medical Biochemistry
CHEM 891- Two graded seminars
Students select one of the following:
CHEM 824 Bioinorganic Chemistry
CHEM 844 NMR Spectroscopy
CHEM 863 Mechanisms in Sensing and Signal Transduction
CHEM 869 Nucleic Acids Biochemistry
CHEM 875 Physical Biochemistry
Optional elective courses require permission of dissertation committee.