Degrees Offered with a Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Master of Science
    • no concentration
    • concentration in Reproductive Biotechnology

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Courses

BCH 5205Medical Metabolism3
BCH 5404Fundamentals of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology4
BCH 5413Mammalian Molecular Biology and Genetics3
BCH 6040Research Discussion in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1
BCH 6206Advanced Metabolism3
BCH 6207Advanced Metabolism: Role of Membranes in Signal Transduction and Metabolic Control1
BCH 6208Advanced Metabolism: Regulation of Key Reactions in Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism1
BCH 6209Advanced Metabolism: Regulation of Key Reactions in Amino Acid and Nucleotide Metabolism1
BCH 6415Advanced Molecular and Cell Biology3
BCH 6740Physical Biochemistry/Structural Biology3
BCH 6741CMagnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy in Living Systems3
BCH 6744Molecular Structure Determination by X-ray Crystallography1
BCH 6744LMolecular Structure Determination by X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory1
BCH 6745Molecular Structure and Dynamics of NMR Spectroscopy1
BCH 6745LMolecular Structure and Dynamics by NMR Spectroscopy Laboratory1
BCH 6746Structural Biology: Macromolecular Structure Determination1
BCH 6747Structural Biology/Advanced Physical Biochemistry: Spectroscopy and Hydrodynamics1
BCH 6749CNumerical Methods in Structural Biology1
BCH 6876Recent Advances in Membrane Biology1
BCH 6877Recent Advances in Structural Biology1
BCH 6905Independent Studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1-5
BCH 6906Readings in Medical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology1
BCH 6910Supervised Research1-5
BCH 6936Biochemistry Seminar1
BCH 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
BCH 7410Advanced Gene Regulation1
BCH 7412Epigenetics of Human Disease and Development1
BCH 7515Structural Biology/Advanced Physical Biochemistry: Kinetics and Thermodynamics1
GMS 5905Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences1-4

College of Medicine Courses

GMS 5905Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences1-4
GMS 6001Fundamentals of Biomedical Sciences I5
GMS 6003Fundamentals of Graduate Research and Professional Development1
GMS 6090Research in Medical Sciences1-10
GMS 6096Introduction to NIH Grant Writing for Biomedical Sciences1
GMS 6405Fundamentals of Endocrine Physiology1
GMS 6406Fundamentals of Pulmonary/Respiratory Physiology1
GMS 6408Fundamentals of Renal Physiology1
GMS 6411Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Physiology1
GMS 6415Fundamentals of Gastrointestinal Physiology1
GMS 6491Journal Club in Physiology1
GMS 6780Addiction: Neuroscience and Trends3
GMS 6865Quantitative Literacy for Translational Research2
GMS 6875Ethical and Policy Issues in Clinical Research2
GMS 6895CTS Journal Club1
GMS 6903Manuscript and Abstract Writing for Clinician/Scientists2
GMS 6905Independent Studies in Medical Sciences1-10
GMS 6910Supervised Research1-5
GMS 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
GMS 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
GMS 7093Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research2
GMS 7877Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research1
GMS 7944Practicum in Biomedical Science Education3
GMS 7950Fundamentals of Biomedical Science Education2
GMS 7979Advanced Research1-12
GMS 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (MS)

SLO1      Competency: Knowledge of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology   
Students will identify and explain fundamental principles in biochemistry and molecular biology by applying this knowledge to solve problems, to explain the background to a research project, and to answer novel questions in a research setting

SLO2      Competency: Research Methods             
Students will perform an independent research project that requires students to: develop technical expertise required to independently perform experimental work, independently analyze data, report key results from experiments in both written and oral formats, critically evaluate primary literature, and reproduce experimental methods from the literature

SLO3      Professionalism
Students will be professional in their conduct of research. They will adhere to and practice ethical conduct of research and implement established safety, regulatory, and administrative rules


  • Bloom, Linda B.
  • Bungert, Jorg
  • Flanegan, James B.
  • Huang, Suming
  • Kladde, Michael P.
  • Long, Joanna R.
  • Mareci, Thomas H.
  • Mckenna, Robert
  • Purich, Daniel L.
  • Stacpoole, Peter W.

Associate Professor

  • Bubb, Michael Raymond
  • Lu, Jianrong J.
  • Merritt, Matthew E.
  • Xie, Mingyi

Assistant Professor

  • Caglayan, Melike

Research Associate Professor

  • Koroly, Mary J.

Research Assistant Professor

  • Douma, Lauren G.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Cousins, Robert J.
    Eminent Scholar
  • Denslow, Nancy D.
  • Fujii, Kotaro
    Assistant Professor
  • Gumz, Michelle L.
    Associate Professor
  • Khemtong, Chalermchai
    Associate Professor
  • Li, Chenglong
  • Licht, Jonathan D.
  • Qian, Zhijian
  • Southwick, Frederick Seacrest
  • Wallace, Margaret R.
  • Zarrinpar, Ali
    Associate Professor