University Of Utah Academic Calendar Spring 2023 – Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology Program Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, earn at least a B- in any major, and remain in good standing to receive tuition and stipend. Students must be enrolled full-time between 9-12 graduate hours each semester during the fall and spring.
* DO NOT add or cancel courses after the first day of term until you have gone to the Program Office for instructions
University Of Utah Academic Calendar Spring 2023
Note: Classwork may change between when you register and the start of the class. Please check your schedule for the latest information on class locations prior to attending class.
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First year students will choose two (2) electives that suit their research interests and/or explore important research subjects and areas.
Postgraduate students in their second year and onwards take additional coursework, often discussions focused on the main literature and focused on topics related to the thesis. In addition to the Choices above, there are choices in participating departments.
This half-semester course welcomes students with diverse backgrounds and experiences in the University of Utah’s Biological Chemistry Graduate Program. Our goal is to ensure that all students will have a solid foundation in nucleic acid biochemistry, protein structure and function, as well as bioorganic and biophysical chemistry when you begin your first year of high school. Core content will be covered as pre-work and class time will be spent discussing and applying these concepts to data interpretation, problem solving, and background literature.
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This half-semester course welcomes students with diverse backgrounds and experiences in the Molecular Biology Program at the University of Utah. We strive to ensure that all students will have a solid foundation in nucleic acid metabolism, gene expression, protein structure and function, genetics, and cell biology when they begin their first year of high school. . Core content will be provided in pre-assignments and class time that apply these concepts to data interpretation, problem solving, and modeling. Content specialists will work with course directors to ensure consistent course structure and end-to-end skills and opportunities to meet multiple teachers. We will work to create a supportive learning environment in which all students can actively participate.
A signed Rotation Verification Form and a copy of the Rotation Report must be submitted to the Program Office for credit.
A review of research integrity and other ethical issues related to scientific research. Topics can include scientific fraud, conflicts of interest, plagiarism and authorship, and the role of science in shaping social policy. This course is intended for graduate, post-doctoral and regular faculty students in the sciences.
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The nervous system is the most complex organ in the body; Behavior requires single-cell biology and biochemistry. The aim of this course is to introduce basic cellular and molecular processes of different types of brain cells; neurons and glia. Additionally, we will highlight how this process can be impaired in neurological disorders. Topics covered include: Structure of cells and molecules in the nervous system Molecular basis for synaptic transmission – changes in electrical activity at chemical synapses. How synaptic circuits form during development and learning How synapses signal to the nucleus to regulate gene expression Role of glia (microglia and astrocytes) in brain function. Molecular basis of common neurological diseases New advanced methods for studying the brain – optogenetics, human pluripotent stem cells, organoids
This course will focus on biochemical and biophysical methods to study proteins and their functional relationships. Topics covered include: protein-ligand interactions, interactions and allosteries, protein folding and design, spectroscopic techniques, analytical ultracentrifugation, calorimetry, biosensors, proteomic approaches, and protein structure prediction.
This course provides an integrated approach to the application of X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to structural biology. Topics covered cover the basic theory and application of structure determination methods, including X-ray crystallography, single particle electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM), and electron cryo-tomography (cryo-ET).
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This half semester course will begin with a review of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism pathways, in particular the recognition and regulation of these pathways. We will then move on to address various metabolic research questions asked at the University of Utah Health Sciences by various faculty.
Advanced Genetics covers the basics of classical genetics and the genetic analysis of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Classical genetics covers the mechanisms of inheritance and movement of genes and chromosomes in somatic cells and germ cells. Genetic analysis is a branch of biological investigation that uses mutations and mutant phenotypes to study the function of cells and groups of cells, in isolation and under conditions of development. Prokaryotes and eukaryotes have different patterns of inheritance and major differences in gene organization and cell biology. Prokaryotes have provided fundamental research in molecular biology and continue to be a source of new genetic material and biological understanding with health and environmental implications. Modern eukaryotic genetics combines the tools of molecular biology, cell biology, and classical genetics to investigate genes and cell function in complex organisms.
This is a one-half semester course that focuses on applying organic chemistry to study and manipulate proteins. Topics include the chemical synthesis of peptides, proteins, and peptide mimics and chemical biology methods to study the role of proteins in cell biology and signaling. Prerequisite: organic chemistry semester 2.
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Topics covered include: Fundamentals of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, with biochemical applications; transportation incidents; kinetics and enzyme inhibition; kinetic isotope effect; principles and applications of absorbance, fluorescence, and CD spectroscopy.
Review current understanding of the genetic, molecular, and cellular biology of cancer and how this knowledge relates to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
This course covers basic and advanced topics related to cell structure and function including the cytoskeleton, membrane trafficking, protein targeting/modification and degradation, cell cycle regulation, and signal transduction.
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The immune system is an integral part of every organ system in the body, including the nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, and endocrine. Additionally, while the immune system is critical to our ability to fight infectious diseases, it is involved in many diseases that plague the modern world, including all types of cancer, behavioral disorders, and autoimmunity. Immunological research has led to revolutionary discoveries that have revolutionized human health, such as protecting against deadly infections through vaccines and reversing cancer through cancer-immune system-based therapies. Therefore, an understanding of the basic concepts of immunology can be applied in many situations. In addition, the immune system provides an effective platform for understanding basic concepts of cell and molecular biology, including activities that control cell development, differentiation and function, DNA replication and repair, and cell signaling. This course is designed to introduce basic immunology while introducing and strengthening cell biology, genetics and molecular biology. This course will enable you to answer questions such as: How does the immune system recognize and respond to microbes? How does the immune system protect against germs? Why doesn’t the immune system react to the body? How do cells in the immune system differentiate and make fateful decisions in response to external stimuli? What mechanism does the immune system use to recognize this type of microbe? How is the immune system used to fight cancer? Why don’t we get sick twice with the same pathogen? A degree in the basic principles of cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology will enhance understanding of these subjects.
This half-semester course, which is open to graduate students from departments within the Faculty of Pharmacy and those participating in the Biological Chemistry/Molecular Biology PhD program, will explore the design of treatment processes. The subject matter covers the process covering all stages of drug development from the discovery of active compounds, their development into compounds suitable for clinical evaluation, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic evaluation, and determining the effectiveness of candidates in clinical studies and after FDA approval.
To teach the skills necessary to become successful independent scientists, this course will teach students critical thinking strategies for successful research. It includes methods of digesting and analyzing papers and solving problems, which both review and apply material from core courses. The teacher will develop certain content. Topics could include: How to read papers (read at home, discuss in class); Basic Services Survey; Problem solving of open problems posed in real or simulated situations. Efforts are focused on helping students identify topics they can develop for spring funding. Grades will be based on individual participation and work.
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Statistics is the foundation of scientific research. This course provides a broad introduction to statistical analysis methods for biological and biomedical data with an emphasis on the basic concepts of probability analysis and statistical inference and the practical application of these concepts to experimental design and data analysis. The focus will be on real-life examples that students may encounter in their own research. At the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in understanding how to apply statistical analysis to their own data, interpret biomedical literature rigorously, and seek additional knowledge.