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If you are searching for outstanding training in biochemistry and molecular biology, you should explore what we have to offer....

BIOC 503/504, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. I, II. Continuous course; 5 lecture hours. 5 credits. A comprehensive introductory course that describes basic biochemistry and reviews current concepts of modern cell and molecular biology.

BIOC 505/506, Experimental Biochemistry. Continuous course; 4 laboratory hours. 2 credits. Laboratory work, including theory and practice of advanced biochemical research methods.

BIOC 601, Membranes and Lipids. Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Comprehensive presentation of important areas in biological membrane research. Key topics include techniques in the study of membrane lipids and proteins, "order" and organization in membranes, transport, receptors and cell surface antigens, physical measurements in membranes, reconstituted systems, and signal transduction.

BIOC 605, Molecular Biology. Semester course; 2 lecture hours, 3 credits. An advanced course on molecular biology. Eukaryotic replication, transcription, RNA processing, control of gene expression by methylation, translation, cell cycle, oncogenes and tumor suppressors, viral vectors, and gene therapy.

BIOC 651, Biochemistry Journal Club. All Semesters; 1 credit. Reports on recent biochemical literature and research by students with faculty guidance.

BIOC 661 Critical Scientific Thinking. Semester course; 1 lecture hour, 1 credit (each). Intensive reading course that provides basic instruction in the critical evaluation of scientific literature.

BIOC 690, Biochemistry Seminar. All semesters; 1 credit. Lectures, presentations of research reports and topics of current interests through the departmental seminar series. Includes special assignments in selected areas of advanced study not available in other courses.

BIOC 695, Biochemistry Student Seminar. All semesters; 1 credit. Student research in progress presentations.

IBMS 600, Laboratory Safety. Semester course, 1 lecture hour, 1 credit. Describes health hazards commonly found in biomedical laboratories and their appropriate safety precautions, government regulations and emergency responses. Includes hazards of working with micro-organisms, experimental animals, and chemical, electrical and fire hazards.

IBMS 635, Cellular Signaling. Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Understanding mechanisms of cellular communication: current concepts of signal transduction.

OVPR 601 or OVPR 602 or OVPR 603, Scientific Integrity/Responsible Scientific Conduct/Responsible Conduct of Research. Semester course, 2 lecture hours, 2 credits. Surveys contemporary issues relating to scientific integrity and responsible conduct in research. Topics include ethical scientific conduct, scientific fraud and misconduct, authorship and peer review, use of humans and animals in biomedical research, ownership of data, intellectual property, conflict of interest, scientific record keeping, academic honor codes, and the ethics of genetic technology. The course consists of interactive lectures followed by small group discussion of cases.

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