Biochemistry and Structural Biology (BSB) Curriculum


YEAR 1

Laboratory Rotations

  • Three laboratory rotations - 3 months each
  • Select dissertation advisor in the Spring following lab rotations.

Course Work

  • August - October: GBS Core Course; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. every weekday
  • November - December: BSB Laboratory Methods Course; 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. every weekday

Series Titles:

  • The Baculovirus Expression SystemPurification of Novel Epigenetic Regulator from Heal Cells
  • DNA Recombination
  • Cryo EM
  • X-ray Crystallography
  • Spectrometry
  • Protein NMR
  • Using Chromatin-IP to Analyze Protein: DNA Interactions
  • Immunofluoresence Studies of DNA Replication & Cytokinesis in Drosophila
  • January - April:  BSB courses - 1 month each:
    • January - Molecular Enzymology
    • February - RNA Biology
    • March - Molecular Genetics
    • April - Stem Cell Biology 


YEAR 2

  • Choose Thesis Committee - Mentor plus four faculty members
  • Thesis Research
  • Four Advanced Courses
  • Journal Club
  • Graduate Student Research Meeting (meets once a month)


 YEARS 3 and 4

  • Completion of advanced course work
  • Thesis Research
  • Journal Club
  • Graduate Student Research Meeting (meets once a month)
  • Qualifying Exam on thesis project - Written proposal and defense (3rd yr.)