Department of Biochemistry

Ph.D. Courses

Courses in the Biochemistry Department

Admission to the graduate program is through the Sue Golding Graduate Division. During the first two years of training, graduate students in the department complete the courses Graduate Biochemistry and Biochemistry of Metabolic Regulation and additional courses offered by the Graduate School. In addition, students attend departmental seminars and participate in the Student Journal Club. Current graduate courses offered together with a brief description of topics covered are listed below.

ANNUAL COURSES

 
Course  Offered  Topics covered  Leader(s) 

#1001
Graduate Biochemistry
5 semester hours
3 lectures/week

 Fall 2012 

See Course Description 

Dr. Matt Levy

#1002
Biochemistry of Metabolic Regulation
3 semester hours
2 lectures/week

Spring 2013 

Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and nitrogen-containing constituents of proteins and nucleic acids; metabolic regulation including hormonal regulation and pathways; metabolic diseases.

Dr. Steven Roderick

 

BIENNIAL COURSES

 

#1022
Biochemical Applications of NMR Spectroscopy
3 semester hours
3 lectures/week
(30 lectures, 10 practicals)

 2013-2014 

See Course Description 

Dr. Mark Girvin &

Dr. Sean Cahill

#1024
Proteomics
2 semester hours
(12 lectures)

 2013-2014 

Fundamentals of mass spectrometry and proteomics, protein identification, posttranslational modifications, protein complexes, protein dynamics, bioinformatics, data mining. Hands-on experience with data analysis for proteomics, quantitative proteomics, posttranslational modifications and other data types.

Dr. Ruth Angeletti &

Faculty

#1025
X-Ray Crystallography
3 semester hours
2 lectures/week

Fall 2012 

Principles and practice of macromolecular x-ray crystallography.

Dr. Steven Roderick

#1140
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology of Proteins
4 semester hours
2 lectures/week

Spring 2013 

This course is an introduction to Protein Bioinformatics. We provide a systematic introduction to the major techniques, algorithms and tools used in Bioinformatics (for sequence alignments, classifications, pattern recognition, secondary and tertiary structure predictions, prediction of various functional structural features of proteins etc.)

Dr. Andras Fiser

#1216
Protein Folding: Disease to Design
2 semester hours
2 lectures/week

Spring 2013 

Quantitative approaches to describe the protein folding pathway; physiological aspects of folding such as the molecular chaperones and cellular quality control; the role of protein folding and misfolding in human disease.

Dr. Robert Callender,

Dr. Jon Lai &

Dr. Marion Schmidt

#1242
Mechanisms of Enzymes Targeted by Drugs
3 semester hours
2 lectures/week

2013-2014 

Methods used to probe the chemical mechanisms of enzyme-catalyzed reactions; mechanistic dissection of specific enzymes targeted by drugs; new enzyme targets with therapeutic potential; drug discovery and drug design.

Dr. John Blanchard &

Dr. Vern Schramm

#1336
Chemical Biology
3 semester hours
2 lectures/week
(18 lectures, 8 presentations)

Summer 2013 

Explores the use of chemical techniques to the investigation and manipulation of biological systems.

Dr. Peng Wu

#4006
NMR Spectroscopy of Macromolecules
3 semester hours
2-3 lectures/week
over 14 weeks

  Spring 2013 

To be held at the New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC, Convent Avenue and 133rd Street, New York). Transportation from AECOM to the NYSBC and vice-versa is the responsibility of the students.

Dr. Hernando Sosa,

Dr. Mark Girvin &

Dr. Linda Jelicks

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