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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. The minimum grade required for undergraduate prerequisites is a D or better, and graduate prerequisites is a C (not C-) or better.

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

BIOP 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Repeatable unlimited times. 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 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 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

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

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