Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

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  • CAS BB 191: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), andapproval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of six hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. This course cannot be used for BMB major credit. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 192: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), andapproval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of six hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. This course cannot be used for BMB major credit. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 291: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of six hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. This course cannot be used for BMB major credit. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 292: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of six hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. This course cannot be used for BMB major credit. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 391: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of three hours per week per credit in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. A maximum of 4 credits earned in undergraduate research courses may be counted toward the BMB major. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 392: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology III
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member.Minimum of three hours per week per credit in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. A maximum of 4 credits earned in undergraduate research courses may be counted toward the BMB major. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 401: Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.5, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Independent laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of 12 hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. Course grade is determined by laboratory performance, oral presentation, written thesis, and defense of the thesis before a committee of three BMB faculty members. Successful completion of both CAS BB 401 and BB 402 may lead to a degree with honors in the major, although only 4 of the credits may count toward the BMB major. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 402: Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.5, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Independent laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of 12 hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. Course grade is determined by laboratory performance, oral presentation, written thesis, and defense of the thesis before a committee of three BMB faculty members. Successful completion of both CAS BB 401 and BB 402 may lead to a degree with honors in the major, although only 4 of the credits may count toward the BMB major. Students must also present a research talk at the BMB symposium at the end of the Spring semester of the academic year. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 491: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Prereq: seniors, BMB GPA of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee. Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of 12 hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. A maximum of 4 credits earned in undergraduate research courses may be counted toward the BMB major. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 492: Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IV
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: senior standing, GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology (BMB) courses of at least 3.0, consent of instructor (laboratory advisor), and approval of application by the BMB Honors Committee.
    Laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member. Minimum of 12 hours per week in the lab, not including preparation and evaluation. A maximum of 4 credits earned in undergraduate research courses may be counted toward the BMB major. No more than 12 credits of undergraduate research may be counted toward the 32 courses required for graduation from CAS.
  • CAS BB 497: Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar 1
    A one-credit research seminar for students enrolled in Honors Research in BMB (CAS BB 401) or in BA/MA in Biotechnology research (CAS BB 591). A minimum grade of B+ in this course and in CAS BB 401 and CAS BB 402 is required to graduate with Honors in BMB.
  • CAS BB 498: Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar 2
    A one-credit research seminar for students enrolled in Honors Research in BMB (CAS BB 402) or in BA/MA in Biotechnology research (CAS BB 592). Students present at the BMB Symposium. A minimum grade of B+ in this seminar and in CAS BB 401 and CAS BB 402 is required to graduate with Honors in BMB.
  • CAS BB 522: Molecular Biology Laboratory
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS BI 552.
    Introduction to techniques of molecular biology research, including analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein molecules by techniques such as restriction enzyme digestions, PCR, subcloning, DNA sequencing and analysis, reporter gene assays, protein-protein interactions, and culturing and yeast molecular biology.
  • CAS BB 591: Graduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: admission to the combined BA/MA Biotechnology Program.
    BMB laboratory research conducted under supervision of a faculty member. Externships are acceptable if approved and overseen by a BMB faculty member or the BMB Director. Minimum of 15 hours per week in the lab, culminating in submission to the BMB Director of a written progress report and research outline for CAS BB 592.
  • CAS BB 592: Graduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: admission to the combined BA/MA Biotechnology Program.
    Continuation of the laboratory research project initiated in CAS BB 591, under supervision of a faculty member. Externships are acceptable if approved and overseen by a BMB faculty member or the BMB Director. Minimum of 15 hours per week in the lab, culminating in a presentation at the BMB symposium.