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Biophysics (BIOP)

School of Medicine

Adequate preparation in chemistry (through physical chemistry), physics, and mathematics is required, and a background in biological sciences is desirable.

BIOP 499 Directed Research and Reading (V) Independent research or selected reading of current literature. Emphasizes experimental approaches in biophysics. Pre: consent.

BIOP 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.

BIOP 602L Biochemistry-Biophysics Lab (2) Basic biophysical techniques: spectroscopic methods for macromolecular characterization; ultracentrifugation; receptor methodology; in vitro studies of nucleic acids. Pre: BIOC 441 or consent.

BIOP 629 Bioenergetics and Membrane Function (2) Energy transducing membrane systems; relationships of structure to function. Pre: BIOC 441, CHEM 351, or consent.

BIOP 633 Nucleic Acids (2) Chemical, physical-chemical, and metabolic principles involved in the study of primary, secondary, and tertiary structures of nucleic acids. Principles of bacterial molecular genetics, restriction, and recombination; DNA-protein interaction studies. Pre: BIOC 441, CHEM 351, or consent.

BIOP 641 Structures and Interactions (3) Proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes are examined to understand the physical and chemical bases of their structures, binding, kinetics, and interactions between biomolecular components. Pre: BIOC 441 and CHEM 351 (or concurrent); or consent.

BIOP 642 Biophysical Techniques (3) Survey of spectroscopies, light scattering, and direct visualization; study of the properties of biomolecules in solution. Pre: BIOC 441 and CHEM 351 (or concurrent), or consent. Spring only.

BIOP 699 Directed Research (V) Pre: consent.

BIOP 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master’s thesis. Pre: consent.

BIOP 705 Special Topics in Biophysics (V) Advanced treatment of frontiers in biophysics. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

BIOP 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral thesis. Pre: consent.