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BIOL 4350 Biological Chemistry (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course is designed to introduce biology and biochemistry majors to the subject with an emphasis on understanding the biochemical principals that are crucial to biological function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. The material includes: (1) the structure and chemistry of biomolecules, including amino acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids; (2) the key metabolic pathways and enzymology involved in the synthesis/degradation of carbohydrates; and (3) the cycling of energy through biological systems. Reference will be made to alterations in biochemical structures, processes, and pathways that relate to specific diseases.


Instructor(s): Daniel Kirschner (Fall) and Rebecca Dunn (Spring)

Prerequisites: BIOL2000 and CHEM2231

Cross listed with:

Comments: Students cannot get credit for BIOL4350 if they have already completed CHEM4461 (Biochemistry 1). This course, together with BIOL4400, satisfies the one year requirement of basic biochemistry for the biochemistry major.


Last Updated: 13-May-15