SAMPLE CURRICULA

 

The course requirements for the CBI trainees are made up of three components:

1.Departmental requirements

2. CBI-TG core courses (2): 

  • CHEM 570 - Concepts in Chemical Biology, and

  • CHEM 474 - Drug Discovery & Development or CHEM 571 - Chemical Biology Laboratory

3. MCB 580 - Research Ethics and Responsibilities 

 

Examples of representative course schedules for students from four of the five departments participating in the CBI training program are listed below. Since all departments have course electives, the two CBI core courses can fulfill these electives. Obviously, these schedules are minimal requirements and, in practice, students can take more courses on topics of interest.

 

Biochemistry Students

MCB 501 - Advanced Biochemistry
MCB 502 - Advanced Molecular Genetics
MCB 552 - Lab Techniques in Biochemistry or BIOC 406 Gene Expression
MCB 555 - Analysis of Biochemical Literature
CHEM 440 - Physical Chemistry

CHEM 570 - CBI TP core 1 Concepts in Chemical Biology
CHEM 571 - CBI TP core 2 Chemical Biology Laboratory or CHEM 474 - CBI TP core 2 Drug Discovery & Development 

 

Six hours of electives, which may also be in SCS chosen from below:
CHEM 572 - Enzyme Mechanisms
CHEM 532 - Physical Organic Chemistry
CHBE 573 - Biomolecular Engineering

 

Microbiology Students

MCB501 - Advanced Biochemistry
MCB502 - Advanced Molecular Genetics
MCB585 - Current Topics in Microbiology
MICR595 - Microbiology Seminar
CHEM 440 - Physical Chemistry
MCB 423 - Evolution in a Microbial World

Three 400+ level Microbiology courses or 400+ level courses outside Microbiology including:  
CHEM 570 - CBI TP core 1 Concepts in Chemical Biology
CHEM 571 - CBI TP core 2 Chemical Biology Laboratory or CHEM 474 - CBI TP core 2 Drug Discovery & Development 

 

Chemistry Students

Analytical
CHEM 520 and CHEM 521 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry (Lecture and Laboratory)
CHEM 522 - Experimental Spectroscopy
CHEM 574 - Proteomics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
CHEM 525 - Analytical Seminar

Chemical Biology
CHEM 530 - Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM 574 - Proteomics, Genomics, Bioinformatics
CHEM 572 - Enzyme Mechanisms
CHEM 375 - Chemical Biology Seminar

Inorganic
CHEM 512 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 516 - Physical Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 518A - Bioinorganic Chemistry
CHEM 515 - Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Organic
CHEM 530 - Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM 532 - Physical Organic Chemistry
CHEM 534 - Organic Synthesis
CHEM 535 - Organic Chemistry Seminar

Physical 
CHEM 540 - Advanced Physical Chemistry (fall, Quantum Mechanics I)
CHEM 542 - Advanced Physical Chemistry (spring, Quantum Mechanics II)
CHEM 544 - Statistical Thermodynamics (fall)
CHEM 545 - Physical Chemistry Seminar

 

CHEM 570 - CBI TP core 1 Concepts in Chemical Biology
CHEM 571 - CBI TP core 2 Chemical Biology Laboratory or CHEM 474 - CBI TP core 2 Drug Discovery & Development 

 

Chemistry and Chemical Biology students need to take four hours of electives which must include a SMCB course, chosen from below:
MCB 501 - Advanced Biochemistry
MCB 502 - Advanced Molecular Genetics

 

Topics courses of interest to theoretically inclined Biophysical Chemists:
CHEM 548 - Molecular Electronic Structure
CHEM 550 - Quantum Dynamics

 

Topics courses of interest to experimentally inclined Biophysical Chemists:
CHEM 590N - Multidimensional NMR of Macromolecules

 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Students

CHBE 521 - Applied Mathematics in CHBE
CHBE 467 - Kinetics
CHBE 485, CHBE 487, or CHBE 488 - Fluids/Transport
CHBE 474 - Biomolecular Engineering
CHBE 495 - Metabolic Engineering
CHBE 565 - Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar

CHEM 570 - CBI TP core 1 Concepts in Chemical Biology
CHEM 571 - CBI TP core 2 Chemical Biology Laboratory or CHEM 474 - CBI TP core 2 Drug Discovery & Development 

MCB 501 - Advanced Biochemistry or MCB 502 - Advanced Molecular Genetics

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