PhD Electives

Courses are not offered every year. Check current course listings in the current Graduate Student Bulletin for course availability

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Spring

  • MB 701/702 Graduate Readings in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry
  • BB 522 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4 cr)

Bioinformatics

Fall

  • BF 527 Bioinformatics Applications (4 cr)

Biology

Fall

  • BI 505 Evolution and Development (4 cr)
  • BI 551 Biology of Stem Cells (4 cr)
  • BI 581 Seminar in Biology (2 cr)
  • BI 610 Cellular Aspects of Development and Differentiation (4 cr)
  • BI 642 Physiology and Biochemistry of Reproduction (4 cr)
  • BI 645 Neurophysiology (4 cr)
  • BI 646 Biology of the Cell Cycle (4 cr)

Spring

  • BI 502 Topics in the Mathematical Structure of Biological Systems (4 cr)
  • BI 545 Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior (4 cr)
  • BI 554 Neuroendocrinology (4 cr)
  • BI 556 Membrane Biochemistry (4 cr)
  • BI 572 Advanced Genetics (4 cr)
  • BI 576 Carcinogenesis (4 cr)
  • BI 582 Seminar in Biology (2 cr)
  • BI 655 Developmental Neurobiology (4 cr)
  • BI 681 Molecular Biology of the Neuron (4 cr)
  • BI 708 Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Development (4 cr)

Chemistry

Chemistry 700 level courses are given temporary course numbers. Please see the Chemistry Bulletin for official numbers.

Fall

  • CH 627 RNA Structure and Function (4 cr)
  • CH 629 DNA Nanotechnology
  • CH 633 Physical Methods for Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • CH 721 Protein Structure Determination (Whitty, 4 cr)
  • CH 723 Physical Chemistry of Biological Macromolecules( Mohr, 4 cr)
  • CH744 Chemical Biology (Perlstein, 4 cr)

Spring

  • CH 625 Enzymology: Mechanisms of Enzymatic Reactions (4 cr)
  • CH 626 Epigenetics (4 cr)
  • CH 632 Advanced Coordination Chemistry II: Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms (4 cr)
  • CH 634 Metallobiochemistry (4 cr)
  • CH 722 Protein Chemistry (Allen, 4 cr)
  • CH 724 Special Topics in Biochemistry: DNA Nanotechnology¬† (Tullius, 4 cr)

Physics

Spring

  • PY 771 Concepts in Biophysics (4 cr)

Engineering

Fall

  • ENG BE500 Epigenomics (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 567 Nonlinear Systems in Biomedical Engineering (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 517 Optical Microscopy of Biological Materials (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 561 DNA Protein Sequence Analysis (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 705 Single Molecule Approaches to Biophysics and Bioengineering – Fundamentals and Applications (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 777 Computational Genomics (4 cr)

Spring

  • ENG ME 500 Introduction to Biological Physics (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 508 Quantitative Studies of the Respiratory and Cardiovascular Systems (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 560 Biomolecular Architecture (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 706 Quantitative Physiology for Engineers (4 cr)
  • ENG BE 768 Biological Database Analysis (4 cr)

Health Sciences

Spring

  • SAR HS 560 Muscle Biology in Health and Disease (4 cr)

 

Additional Approved Courses in Other Departments

  • SPH (School of Public Health) BS 704 Introduction to Biostatistics (4 cr)
  • SPH (School of Public Health) BS 723 Introduction to Statistical Computing (4 cr)
  • GMS (BU Medical Campus) BT 520¬† Biology of Cancer (4cr)
  • GMS (BU Medical Campus) MI 713 Comprehensive Immunology (4 cr)
  • GMS (BU Medical Campus) MI 823 Special Topics in Microbiology