Graduate

UVM undergraduate students interested in the Accelerated Master's Program in Biochemistry can learn more here.

Students interested in the two-year Master's Program in Biochemistry can learn more here.

Ph.D. students interested in conducting research in the Department of Biochemistry should apply through the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences (CMB) Program. Application link here.

 To find out more information about the interdisciplinary CMB Program, visit the "Prospective Students" page on the CMB website.
The CMB Program has research strengths in the areas of:

  • Structural Biology and Biophysics
  • Cancer Biology and Genome Stability
  • Proteomics and Bioinformatics
  • Lung and Cardiovascular Biology
  • Developmental and Plant Biology
  • Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis

When Ph.D. candidates join a lab in the Biochemistry department, they enter a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages innovation. Graduates of the CMB doctoral program go on to a variety of positions in academia, research institutions, and industry. For a list of CMB alumni and their current positions, click here.


For current schedule of courses, click here.

 
Catalog TitleCourse NumberCoordinatorDescription & Prerequisite(s)

BIOC 301 Fall
 (3 credits)
 


Introduction to Biochemistry I
Robert HondalDescription: Part I: chemistry, structure, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids; enzymes, bioenergetics and respiratory processes.
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 142 or 144 or Departmental permission.
BIOC 302 Spring
 (3 credits)
Introduction to Biochemistry IIRobert KelmDescription: Part II: amino acids, nucleic acids, protein synthesis, cellular and physiological control mechanisms.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301

BIOC 307 Fall
 (1 credit)
Special Topics in BiochemistryStephen EverseDescription: Areas of biochemistry not treated in concurrent advanced course offerings.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301, 302, or concurrent registration therein, and Departmental permission.
BIOC 308 Spring
 (1 credit)
Special Topics in BiochemistryStephen Everse

Description: Areas of biochemistry not treated in concurrent advanced course offerings.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301, 302, or concurrent registration therein, and Departmental permission.

BIOC 325 Fall
 (2 credits)

Data Analysis & Presentation I
Stephen Everse

Description: Develop graduate level skills in data analysis, reading, writing, teaching and presenting your own work and that of others.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing; enrollment in BIOC 301 and CLBI 301

BIOC 326 Spring
 (2 credits)
Data Analysis & Presentation IIStephen Everse
 
Description: Develop graduate level skills in data analysis, reading, writing, teaching and presenting your own work and that of others.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; BIOC 325

BIOC 351 Alternate Spring, odd years
 (3 credits)

Proteins I: Structure and Function

Stephen Everse

Robert Hondal

Description: Introduction to concepts in protein structure and chemistry as well as exploration of ideas in a "hands on" fashion using computational resources.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301 and 302 or equivalent.
BIOC 352 Alternate Spring, even years
 (3 credits)
Nucleic Acids I: Protein/Nucleic Acid Interactions

Sylvie Doublié

Scott Morrical

Description: Structure of DNA and RNA, and the structure and assembly of nucleoprotein complexes will be described using examples from prokaryotes, yeast, viruses, and mammalian cells in culture. Cross-listed with MMG.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301 and 302 or equivalent.

BIOC 353 Fall
 (3 credits)
Proteins II: Enzymology

Scott Morrical

Christopher Francklyn

 Description: General consideration of enzyme nomenclature, purification, assay, kenetics, mechanisms, cofactors, active sites, subunit structure, allosteric and regulatory properties, and control of multienzyme systems. 
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301 or departmental permission.  Offered in alternate years
BIOC 370 Alternate Fall, odd years
 (3 credits)

Physical Biochemistry
Christopher BergerDescription: Protein interaction, solubility and factionation, electrophoresis, sedimentation, phase rule study, diffusion, viscosity, spectrophotometry, and related topics. Instructor: Martin Case.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301 and 302; CHEM 160 or 162.
BIOC 372 Alternate Spring, odd years
 (3 credits)

Cancer Biology

Janet Stein

Jane Lian 

Description: Overview of cancer biology for health science students. Foundation for cancer research. Lecture format; interdisciplinary viewpoint; outside lectures.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 301, 302, and under special circumstances BIOC 212.