An introduction to standard molecular biology techniques such as isolation and purification of proteins and nucleic acids, cloning and expression of recombinant proteins with laboratory component. Co-requisite: BIOT 5211L

Credit Hours: 2          Class meets: Mon 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.     Room: 116.1       Semester: Fall/Spring

Lab Component. The primary objective of this course is for the student to gain an understanding of the metabolic processes in bacteria, plants and animal cells and how metabolism is affected by enzymes, substrates, other metabolites and by bio-production of commercial products.

Credit Hours: 2          Class meets: Tue 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.          Semester: Spring

Classroom: BMR Lab B4

Research hours spent under the supervision of a research advisor. Students work with their research advisor to plan a thesis project and write a thesis proposal. Each hour of course credit translates into a minimum of three hours of lab work per week. 

A comprehensive study of protein chemistry applications and techniques as they relate to biotechnology. The topics covered in this course include protein purification, protein characterization, binding studies and proteomics.

Credit hours: 3          Class meets: Fri., 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.          Semester: Spring

Classroom: BMR Lab B4

May be repeated. Research hours spent under the supervision of a research advisor. Students focus on their research project. Each hour of course credit translates into three hours of lab work per week.

Advanced survey of the immune system with focus on the human and mouse models. Covers the origin and differentiation of the hematopoietic system, antibody structure and function, T cell subsets and the function of each subset, and the role of innate and adaptive immunity in the response to infection.

Credit hours: 3          Class meets: Mon, Wed  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.          Semester: Summer

Instrumental analysis of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Methods may include liquid chromatography; UV/Visible spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; X-ray diffraction of proteins and nucleic acids; NMR; Fluorescence cell sorter; CT scanning. 


Credit hours: 3          Class meets: Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.          Semester: Summer