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BIOCHEMISTRY I
BIOL 3361 - BIOCHEMISTRY I

Structural and biochemical properties of amino acids; protein structure and thermodynamics of polypeptide chain folding; protein purification and characterization; catalytic mechanisms, kinetics and regulation of enzymes; energetic  of biochemical reactions; metabolism; roles of coenzymes and prosthetic groups in redox reactions; pathways for carbohydrate oxidation; glycogen metabolism; glucose synthesis; tricarboxylic acid cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation.

BIOCHEMISTRY II
BIOL 3362 - BIOCHEMISTRY II

Structure and function properties of biological lipids (glycerolipids, phospholipids, ceramides, glycolipids, waxes, terpenes and steroids); membrane organization; membrane proteins and transport processes across cell membrane; regulation of lipid metabolism; biosynthesis, breakdown and interconversion of fatty acids, cholesterol and eucosonoids; metabolic integration, hormone action and metabolic disorders.

CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY
BIOL 4310 - CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY

Examination of microbe-host cell interactions from cell biology perspective; bacterial virulence and pathogenesis, toxins, intracellular parasitism and subversion of host cell functions, cellular responses, innate and acquired immunity, inflammation, antimicrobial therapy, vaccines, microbial genomics and proteomics applications in medical microbiology.  Particular emphasis is given to understanding the dynamic equilibrium of human microbiome, ecological and evolutionary significance of interactions and how the composition and diversity of microbial communities inhabiting mucosal surfaces of the human body are involved in health and diseases.

EUKARYOTIC MOLECULAR CELL
BIOL 3302 - EUKARYOTIC MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY

Structural organization of eukaryotic cells; regulation of cellular activities; membranes and transport across cell membrane; cell specialization; cell signaling molecules and cell surface receptors; signal transduction pathways that control gene activity; the organization and control of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton; mechanisms of protein targeting to cellular organelles; vesicle traffic, secretion and endocytosis; the molecular regulation of the eukaryotic cell cycle, and aspects of the molecular basis of cancer.

BIOTECH LAB
BIOL 6384 - BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

Applications of biotechnology methods in a laboratory setting; isolation and analysis of DNA, proteomics (theories and concepts related to research and clinical studies, 1D and 2D SDS PAGE, liquid chromatography, instrumentation basics of mass spectrometry, ionization techniques, peptide fragmentation, peptide fingerprinting, and protein identification and bioinformatics applications for protein sequence analysis and BLAST Searching), real time PCR, ELISA, FACS cell sorting, transfection of animal cells, immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy.

MODERN BIOLOGY 1
BIOL 2311 - MODERN BIOLOGY I

Introduction to fundamental concepts in biology with an emphasis on the molecular and cellular organizations of cells and mechanisms associated with biological phenomena. Topics include the chemistry and metabolism of biological molecules, classical and molecular genetics, selected aspects of developmental biology, as well as study of major groups of biological organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.


MODERN BIOLOGY 2
BIOL 2312 -MODERN BIOLOGY II

Fundamentals of mammalian physiology with an emphasis on the human body systems, organ development, regulation of organ functions and regulation of internal environment (homeostasis).


NATS FRESHMEN SEMINAR
NATS 1101 - NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS FRESHMAN SEMINAR

Introduction of incoming freshmen to the intellectual and cultural environment of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics (NS&M).   Students learn about plans of study and career paths for majors in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geosciences, and Science and Mathematics Education.  Approaches to basic study and learning strategies, critical thinking, problem solving and group-work as well as studentship and professional ethics needed to succeed as an NS&M major will be reviewed.  Students will study the connections within the disciplines of NS&M, as well as their relationship to medicine, health and other scientific, technology and engineering fields. Emphasis is given to discussions on current and emerging themes of scientific research, education and interdisciplinary technology applications in the 21st century.

BODY SYSTEMS
BIOL 1300 - BODY SYSTEMS

Introductory to human physiology in relation to molecular, cellular and anatomical structures; examination of human body and organ systems with model-based lab exercises; physiological functions associated with homeostasis and integration of metabolism, basic information about diseases and disorders with special considerations to preventative and self-care approaches.


ADVANCED WRITING
BIOL 4390 - RESEARCH AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING

Planning and conducting thematic research; strategies for analyzing scientific literature, examining original research articles, communicating facts and theories by coherent writing.

INTRO BIOTECH

BIOL 5V00 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

Overview of techniques utilized in biomedical research and bioprocessing/biomanufacturing applications in the pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental biotechnology industries;  principles of methods involving protein chemistry, molecular and cell biology; macromolecular separation, detection and assay methods, DNA sequencing, recombinant DNA, protein engineering, amplification and hybridization-based methods, genotyping, gene expression analysis, microarrays, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and systems biology-based approaches.

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