Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I

CAS BB 191 (2 credits)

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.

2017FALLCASBB191 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I

CAS BB 192 (2 credits)

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.

Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II

CAS BB 291 (2 credits)

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.

2017FALLCASBB291 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II

CAS BB 292 (2 credits)

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.

Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology III

CAS BB 391 (Var credits)

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.

Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology III

CAS BB 392 (Var credits)

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.

Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

CAS BB 401 (4 credits)

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.

2017FALLCASBB401 A1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLCASBB401 A2, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLCASBB401 B1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLCASBB401 C1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLCASBB401 G1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLCASBB401 N1, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

CAS BB 402 (4 credits)

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.

Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IV

CAS BB 491 (4 credits)

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.

2017FALLCASBB491 B2, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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2017FALLCASBB491 T2, Sep 5th to Dec 12th 2017
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Undergraduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IV

CAS BB 492 (4 credits)

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.

Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar 1

CAS BB 497 (1 credits)

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.

Honors Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar 2

CAS BB 498 (1 credits)

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.

Molecular Biology Laboratory

CAS BB 522 (4 credits)

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.

2018SPRGCASBB522 A1, Jan 18th to May 1st 2018
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Graduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

CAS BB 591 (4 credits)

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.

Graduate Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

CAS BB 592 (4 credits)

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.