|Molecular Interactions||3 hours -Taught Spring of Odd Years ||Dr. Elan Eisenmesser & Dr. David Bain|
Course Description: Provide chemical/physical basis for protein structure, folding, function and stability. Presents methods/principles of protein/peptide purification and enzyme catalysis including electron transfer and mutagenesis. The role of molecular dynamics and use of molecular simulations in the investigations of protein-ligand/protein-protein interactions.
|Biophysics & Spectroscopy||3 hours - Taught Spring of Even Years||Dr. Brad Bendiak & Dr. Krishna Maellela|
Course Description: The Biophysics and Spectroscopy course will teach fundamentals of modern molecular spectroscopies and biophysical techniques as applied to biomolecules and the structural/dynamic information they afford.
|Molecular Structure A (NMR)||1.5 hours-Taught first half of the semester Fall of Odd Years ||Dr. David Jones|
Course Description: Gain an in depth understanding of the underlying principles of an NMR experiment, so that student can turn NMR theory into NMR practice for their research.
| Molecular Structure B (X-Ray Crystallography)||1.5 hours-Taught second half of the semester Fall of Odd Years ||Dr. Rui Zhao|
Course Description: Understand the theory and practice of structural determination using x-ray crystallography.
|Molecular Structure C (Mass Spec)||1.5 hours-Taught first half of the semester Fall of Even Years ||Dr. Kirk Hansen & Dr. Robert Murphy|
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide students with a concise understanding of biological mass spectrometry and it application to study and characterize various classes of biomolecules in state of the art research.
|Research in Structural Biology & Biochemistry||1 credit hours--Taught each Semester||Dr. Mair Churchill|
Course Description: Research work in Structural Biology and Biochemistry.
|Structure Seminar||1 credit hour--Taught Fall and Spring Semesters||Dr. Mair Churchill|
Course Description: Seminar series provides a forum for the presentation of scientific experiments and information in structural biology by faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
|Doctoral Thesis||Variable 1-10 credits--Taught each Semester||Dr. Mair Churchill|
Course Description: Doctoral thesis work in Structural Biology and Biochemistry.
|Genomics||3 credit hours Taught in Spring of Even Years||Dr. David Pollock|
An introduction to the theory and practice of genomics. Topics include sequencing and mapping overview of genomes, transcriptomes, bioinformatics and statistics, population-level variation, ethics, evolutionary genomics,epigenomics, proteomics, metagenomics, and function genomics.
|Independent Study in Structural Biology and Biochemistry||1-3 Variable Credits||Dr. Mair Churchill and collaborating faculty|
This course is listed for the benefit of the advanced student who desires to pursue one or more topics in Structural Biology & Biochemistry in considerable depth. Supervision by a full-time faculty member is necessary.