IBS Fall Curriculum

IBS 601: Biomolecules and Metabolism (3)
An introductory graduate-level biochemistry course designed to provide a basic knowledge of molecular and biochemical principles necessary for advanced graduate study. Protein structure and function, enzyme catalysis, the generation and storage of metabolic energy, amino acid, nucleotide, and lipid metabolism and biological membranes and transport will be covered. Prerequisites: CHE 105 and 107, CHE 230 and 232, BIO 150 and 152, or equivalents. (Same as BCH 607.)

IBS 602: Molecular Biology & Genetics (3)
An introductory graduate-level course on mechanisms associated with DNA structure, replication, recombination and repair, chromatin, transcriptional control, mRNA processing, and protein synthesis. Aspects of contemporary genetics, genomics and bioinformatics will also be included. Techniques in genetic engineering and recombinant DNA that are critical to molecular biology research will be covered. Prerequisites: CHE 105 and 107, CHE 230 and 232, BIO 150 and 152, or equivalents.

IBS 610: Critical Reading/Small Groups (2)
A graduate level course emphasizing the student's ability to critically read, evaluate and critique papers in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics. Students in each small group will meet weekly for two hours with one faculty member during the course of the semester and will be expected to read and be prepared to discuss papers during class meetings. Topics and concepts being discussed in both the readings and small group meetings will often coincide with topics being covered in IBS 601 and/or IBS 602. Prequisites: Have taken or concurrently taking IBS 601 and IBS 602.

IBS 611: Practical Statistics (1)
An introductory graduate level course that will introduce students to basic statistical concepts and applications that are used in a majority of biomedical and translational research studies. The emphasis will be on “how” and “why” certain basic statistical applications are used rather than the theory behind various statistical methods. Prerequisites: Have taken or concurrently taking IBS601 and IBS602.

IBS 607: Seminar in Integrated Biomedical Sciences (0)
Weekly seminar devoted to the presentation and discussion of classic and new research. May be repeated. Two semesters required as part of IBS Curriculum. Prerequisites: Admission to IBS Curriculum (non-IBS Students may not register for this course).

IBS 609: Research in Integrated Biomedical Sciences (1)
Individualized laboratory and research experience under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 credit hours. Two semesters required as part of IBS Curriculum. Prerequisites: Admission to IBS Curriculum and consent of instructor (non-IBS Students may not register for this course).