Undergraduate Courses

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Science and Film
AS.250.105 (01)

From the origins of cinema to the present, science and technology have remained the most reliably popular subjects for filmmakers and audiences alike. This course will address that enduring fascination, exploring the meanings and uses of science and technology in film through guest lectures and discussion of cinematic examples both recent and historic. Lectures and discussion will focus on a range of questions: How does film both reflect and shape our understanding of scientific concepts and technologies, from artificial intelligence to genetic engineering? How does science fiction reveal contemporary cultural anxieties and address ethical questions? How “fictional” is the science in science fiction film? What can we learn about “real” science from the movies? In addition to exploring science through film, students will learn the tools of film analysis through lecture, close viewing and completion of a series of short written responses. Possible films to be discussed: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Her, Ex Machina, GATTACA, Minority Report, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Forbidden Planet, The Matrix, and more. Attendance at weekly screenings required.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 2:30PM, W 6:30PM - 8:30PM
  • Instructor: DeLibero, Linda, Procopio, Maria
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Computing
AS.250.205 (01)

This course is useful for many disciplines not only the life sciences. It will introduce students to basic computing concepts and tools useful in many applications. Students learn to work in the Unix environment, to write shells scripts, and to make use of powerful Unix commands (e.g grep, awk, and sed). They will learn to program using the Python programming language, graphing software, and a package for numerical and statistical computing, such as Mathematica or MATLAB. At the end of the semester students will complete a project coupling all components of the semester together. Brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on computer laboratories with examples from many disciplines. No prerequisites. Course offered every semester. Exams will be held on the following dates: Feb 27, Apr 9, May 1 at 7:30-9:00 pm

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Damjanovic, Ana
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 23/39
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Introduction to Computing
AS.250.205 (02)

This course is useful for many disciplines not only the life sciences. It will introduce students to basic computing concepts and tools useful in many applications. Students learn to work in the Unix environment, to write shells scripts, and to make use of powerful Unix commands (e.g grep, awk, and sed). They will learn to program using the Python programming language, graphing software, and a package for numerical and statistical computing, such as Mathematica or MATLAB. At the end of the semester students will complete a project coupling all components of the semester together. Brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on computer laboratories with examples from many disciplines. No prerequisites. Course offered every semester. Exams will be held on the following dates: Feb 27, Apr 9, May 1 at 7:30-9:00 pm

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Damjanovic, Ana
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/39
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Introduction to Computing
AS.250.205 (03)

This course is useful for many disciplines not only the life sciences. It will introduce students to basic computing concepts and tools useful in many applications. Students learn to work in the Unix environment, to write shells scripts, and to make use of powerful Unix commands (e.g grep, awk, and sed). They will learn to program using the Python programming language, graphing software, and a package for numerical and statistical computing, such as Mathematica or MATLAB. At the end of the semester students will complete a project coupling all components of the semester together. Brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on computer laboratories with examples from many disciplines. No prerequisites. Course offered every semester. Exams will be held on the following dates: Feb 27, Apr 9, May 1 at 7:30-9:00 pm

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Damjanovic, Ana
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 28/39
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Introduction to Computing
AS.250.205 (04)

This course is useful for many disciplines not only the life sciences. It will introduce students to basic computing concepts and tools useful in many applications. Students learn to work in the Unix environment, to write shells scripts, and to make use of powerful Unix commands (e.g grep, awk, and sed). They will learn to program using the Python programming language, graphing software, and a package for numerical and statistical computing, such as Mathematica or MATLAB. At the end of the semester students will complete a project coupling all components of the semester together. Brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on computer laboratories with examples from many disciplines. No prerequisites. Course offered every semester. Exams will be held on the following dates: Feb 27, Apr 9, May 1 at 7:30-9:00 pm

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Procopio, Maria
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 21/39
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Introduction to Computing
AS.250.205 (05)

This course is useful for many disciplines not only the life sciences. It will introduce students to basic computing concepts and tools useful in many applications. Students learn to work in the Unix environment, to write shells scripts, and to make use of powerful Unix commands (e.g grep, awk, and sed). They will learn to program using the Python programming language, graphing software, and a package for numerical and statistical computing, such as Mathematica or MATLAB. At the end of the semester students will complete a project coupling all components of the semester together. Brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on computer laboratories with examples from many disciplines. No prerequisites. Course offered every semester. Exams will be held on the following dates: Feb 27, Apr 9, May 1 at 7:30-9:00 pm

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Procopio, Maria
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/39
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Introduction to Computing
AS.250.205 (06)

This course is useful for many disciplines not only the life sciences. It will introduce students to basic computing concepts and tools useful in many applications. Students learn to work in the Unix environment, to write shells scripts, and to make use of powerful Unix commands (e.g grep, awk, and sed). They will learn to program using the Python programming language, graphing software, and a package for numerical and statistical computing, such as Mathematica or MATLAB. At the end of the semester students will complete a project coupling all components of the semester together. Brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on computer laboratories with examples from many disciplines. No prerequisites. Course offered every semester. Exams will be held on the following dates: Feb 27, Apr 9, May 1 at 7:30-9:00 pm

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Procopio, Maria
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 28/39
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Introduction to Computing
AS.250.205 (08)

This course is useful for many disciplines not only the life sciences. It will introduce students to basic computing concepts and tools useful in many applications. Students learn to work in the Unix environment, to write shells scripts, and to make use of powerful Unix commands (e.g grep, awk, and sed). They will learn to program using the Python programming language, graphing software, and a package for numerical and statistical computing, such as Mathematica or MATLAB. At the end of the semester students will complete a project coupling all components of the semester together. Brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on computer laboratories with examples from many disciplines. No prerequisites. Course offered every semester. Exams will be held on the following dates: Feb 27, Apr 9, May 1 at 7:30-9:00 pm

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Procopio, Maria
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G98
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (01)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (02)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Fitch, Carolyn A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (03)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (04)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (05)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (06)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Instructor: Fitch, Carolyn A
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (08)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (09)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (10)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Fitch, Carolyn A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (11)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (12)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (13)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (14)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Instructor: Fitch, Carolyn A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Lab
AS.250.253 (15)

This laboratory examines the relationship between genes and proteins in the context of disease and evolution. It is a research project lab in which the structural and functional consequences of mutations are determined for a model protein. Students will learn basic protein science and standard biochemical techniques and methods in protein engineering. They will perform experiments in site-directed mutagenesis, protein purification, and structural, functional and physical characterization of proteins. No prerequisites. Courses offered in Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 6:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Instructor: Sorenson, Jaime Lynn
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Modeling the Living Cell
AS.250.302 (01)

Previously titled "Models and Algorithms in Biophysics." Introduction to physical and mathematical models used to represent biophysical systems and phenomena. Students will learn algorithms for implementing models computationally and perform basic implementations. We will discuss the types of approximations made to develop useful models of complex biological systems, and the comparison of model predictions with experiment.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM, M 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Margaret E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/25
  • PosTag(s): NEUR-CP, CSCI-OTHER

Exploring Protein Biophysics using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy
AS.250.310 (01)

NMR is a spectroscopic technique which provides unique, atomic level insights into the inner workings of biomolecules in aqueous solution and solid state. A wide variety of biophysical properties can be studied by solution state NMR, such as the three dimensional structures of biological macromolecules, their dynamical properties in solution, interactions with other molecules and their physical and chemical properties which modulate structure-function relationships (such electrostatics and redox chemistry). NMR exploits the exquisite sensitivity of magnetic properties of atomic nuclei to their local electronic (and therefore, chemical) environment. As a result, biophysical properties can be studied at atomic resolution, and the global properties of a molecule can be deconstructed in terms of detailed, atomic level information. In addition, interactions between nuclei can be exploited to enhance the information content of NMR spectra via multidimensional (2D and 3D) spectroscopy. Since these properties can be studied in solution, NMR methods serve as an effective complement to X-Ray crystallography and electron microscopy. In this course, we will learn about the basics of NMR spectroscopy, acquire 1D and 2D NMR spectra and use various NMR experiments to characterize and probe biophysical properties of proteins at an atomic level.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Majumdar, Ananya
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biochemistry II
AS.250.316 (01)

Biochemical anabolism, nucleic acid structure, molecular basis of transcription, translation and regulation, signal transduction with an emphasis on physical concepts and chemical mechanisms. Format will include lectures and class discussion of readings from the literature.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Rokita, Steven, Woodson, Sarah
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/35
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Biophysical Chemistry
AS.250.372 (01)

Course covers classical and statistical thermodynamics, spanning from simple to complex systems. Major topics include the first and second law, gases, liquids, chemical mixtures and reactions, partition functions, conformational transitions in peptides and proteins, ligand binding, and allostery. Methods for thermodynamic analysis will be discussed, including calorimetry and spectroscopy. Students will develop and apply different thermodynamic potentials, learn about different types of ensembles and partition functions. Students will learn to use Mathematica and will use it for data fitting and for statistical and mathematical analysis. Background: Calculus, Introductory Organic Chemistry, and Introductory Physics.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, W 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Barrick, Doug
  • Room: UG Teaching Lab (UTL) G98
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/49
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Spectroscopy and Its Application in Biophysical Reactions
AS.250.381 (01)

Continues Biophysical Chemistry (AS.250.372). Fundamentals of quantum mechanics underlying various spectroscopies (absorbance, circular dichroism, fluorescence, NMR); application to characterization of enzymes and nucleic acids.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Lecomte, Juliette
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Molecular Biophysics Laboratory
AS.250.383 (01)

An advanced inquiry based laboratory course covering experimental biophysical techniques to introduce fundamental physical principles governing the structure/function relationship of biological macromolecules. Students will investigate a “model protein”, staphylococcal nuclease, the “hydrogen atom” of biophysics. Using a vast library of variants, the effect of small changes in protein sequence will be explored. A variety of techniques will be used to probe the equilibrium thermodynamics and kinetic properties of this system; chromatography, spectroscopy (UV-Vis, fluorescence, circular dichroism, nuclear magnetic resonance), calorimetry, analytical centrifugation, X-ray crystallography, mass spectroscopy, and computational methods as needed for analysis. These methods coupled with perturbations to the molecular environment (ligands, co-solvents, and temperature) will help to elucidate protein function. Prerequisite: Introduction to Scientific Computing (250.205) or equivalent. Biophysical Chemistry (250.372 or 020.370) or equivalent. Course taught in Fall and Spring.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 2:00PM, W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Fitch, Carolyn A
  • Room: Barton 223C
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Molecular Biophysics Laboratory
AS.250.383 (02)

An advanced inquiry based laboratory course covering experimental biophysical techniques to introduce fundamental physical principles governing the structure/function relationship of biological macromolecules. Students will investigate a “model protein”, staphylococcal nuclease, the “hydrogen atom” of biophysics. Using a vast library of variants, the effect of small changes in protein sequence will be explored. A variety of techniques will be used to probe the equilibrium thermodynamics and kinetic properties of this system; chromatography, spectroscopy (UV-Vis, fluorescence, circular dichroism, nuclear magnetic resonance), calorimetry, analytical centrifugation, X-ray crystallography, mass spectroscopy, and computational methods as needed for analysis. These methods coupled with perturbations to the molecular environment (ligands, co-solvents, and temperature) will help to elucidate protein function. Prerequisite: Introduction to Scientific Computing (250.205) or equivalent. Biophysical Chemistry (250.372 or 020.370) or equivalent. Course taught in Fall and Spring.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 2:00PM, W 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Instructor: Fitch, Carolyn A
  • Room: Bloomberg 168
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Seminar in Structural Biology of Chromatin
AS.250.411 (01)

Focus is on structural and physical aspects of DNA processes in cells, such as nucleosomal packaging, DNA helicases, RNA polymerase, and RNA inhibition machinery. Topics are meant to illustrate how the structural and chemical aspects of how proteins and nucleic acids are studied to understand current biological questions. Recommended Course Background: Biochemistry I (AS.250.315) and Biochemistry II (AS.250.316) or Biochemistry (AS.020.305) and Intro to Biophys Chem (AS.250.372)

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Bowman, Gregory D
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Seminar in Macromolecular Binding
AS.250.420 (01)

All biological processes require the interactions of macromolecules with each other or with ligands that activate or inhibit their activities in a controlled manner. This is a literature and skills-based course that will discuss theoretical principles, logic, approaches and practical considerations used to study these binding processes from a quantitative perspective. Topics will include thermodynamics, single and multiple binding equilibria, linkage relationships, cooperativity, allostery, and macromolecular assembly. Some biophysical methods used in the study of binding reactions will be discussed. Simulation and analysis of binding scenarios will be used to analyze illustrate binding schemes, and examples from the scientific literature will be reviewed and discussed. Basic working knowledge of Python is helpful. The writing component will be in one of the common formats employed in the professional biophysics field. Recommended Course Background: AS.250.372 Biophysical Chemistry

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Fleming, Karen G
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.250.105 (01)Science and FilmF 1:30PM - 2:30PM, W 6:30PM - 8:30PMDeLibero, Linda, Procopio, Maria 
AS.250.205 (01)Introduction to ComputingMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMDamjanovic, Ana GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.250.205 (02)Introduction to ComputingMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDamjanovic, Ana GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.250.205 (03)Introduction to ComputingMWF 3:00PM - 3:50PMDamjanovic, Ana GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.250.205 (04)Introduction to ComputingTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMProcopio, Maria GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.250.205 (05)Introduction to ComputingTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMProcopio, Maria GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.250.205 (06)Introduction to ComputingTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMProcopio, Maria GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.250.205 (08)Introduction to ComputingTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMProcopio, MariaUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G98GECS-SCI, COGS-COMPCG, NEUR-CP
AS.250.253 (01)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabT 1:30PM - 5:30PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
AS.250.253 (02)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabTh 1:30PM - 5:30PMFitch, Carolyn AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
AS.250.253 (03)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabF 1:30PM - 5:30PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
AS.250.253 (04)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabM 1:30PM - 5:30PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
AS.250.253 (05)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabM 6:00PM - 10:00PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
AS.250.253 (06)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabT 6:00PM - 10:00PMFitch, Carolyn AUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
AS.250.253 (08)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabTh 6:00PM - 10:00PMSorenson, Jaime LynnUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G96
AS.250.253 (09)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabT 1:30PM - 5:30PMSorenson, Jaime Lynn 
AS.250.253 (10)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabTh 1:30PM - 5:30PMFitch, Carolyn A 
AS.250.253 (11)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabF 1:30PM - 5:30PMSorenson, Jaime Lynn 
AS.250.253 (12)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabM 1:30PM - 5:30PMSorenson, Jaime Lynn 
AS.250.253 (13)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabM 6:00PM - 10:00PMSorenson, Jaime Lynn 
AS.250.253 (14)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabT 6:00PM - 10:00PMFitch, Carolyn A 
AS.250.253 (15)Protein Engineering and Biochemistry LabTh 6:00PM - 10:00PMSorenson, Jaime Lynn 
AS.250.302 (01)Modeling the Living CellTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM, M 5:00PM - 6:00PMJohnson, Margaret E NEUR-CP, CSCI-OTHER
AS.250.310 (01)Exploring Protein Biophysics using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) SpectroscopyTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMajumdar, Ananya 
AS.250.316 (01)Biochemistry IITTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMRokita, Steven, Woodson, Sarah 
AS.250.372 (01)Biophysical ChemistryMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, W 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarrick, DougUG Teaching Lab (UTL) G98
AS.250.381 (01)Spectroscopy and Its Application in Biophysical ReactionsMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMLecomte, Juliette 
AS.250.383 (01)Molecular Biophysics LaboratoryW 1:00PM - 2:00PM, W 2:30PM - 5:30PMFitch, Carolyn ABarton 223C
AS.250.383 (02)Molecular Biophysics LaboratoryW 1:00PM - 2:00PM, W 6:00PM - 9:00PMFitch, Carolyn ABloomberg 168
AS.250.411 (01)Advanced Seminar in Structural Biology of ChromatinTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMBowman, Gregory D 
AS.250.420 (01)Advanced Seminar in Macromolecular BindingTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMFleming, Karen G