Jump to content

Courses in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BCB)

Graduate

210. Molecular Genetics and Genomics (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 101 and Molecular & Cellular Biology 121, or equivalent. Pass One restricted to graduate students. Emphasizes molecular genetic and genomic approaches to address fundamental biological questions. Introduces and emphasizes the strengths of prokaryotic and eukaryotic model systems and serves as building block for the BMCDB core courses, which use model systems to develop their themes.—F. (F.) Engebrecht

211. Macromolecular Structure and Interactions (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 102, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor. Pass One restricted to graduate students. Conceptual and quantitative basis for macromolecular structurefunction relationships. Investigation of the paradigm form follows function. Review of key elements of protein, nucleic acid, and membrane structure. Exploration of specific macromolecular associations by analyzing chemical structure and physical-chemical behavior. No credit for students that have taken course 221A.—F. (F.) Baldwin, Segal, Wilson

212. Cell Biology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 104, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Pass One restricted to graduate students. Analysis of basic processes governing cell organization, division, and transport. Study of the integration and regulation of cell behavior in response to changes in cellular environment. No credit for students that have taken course 221D.—W. (W.) Al-Bassam, Kim, McNally, Powers

213. Developmental Biology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: undergraduate biology course or consent of instructor. Pass One restricted to graduate students. Fundamental principles in embryonic development that guide application of modern cellular and genetic approaches to understand developmental mechanisms. Emphasis on experimental approaches used to critically address scientific questions.—W. (W.) Brady, Draper, Lott, Tucker

214. Molecular Biology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 211, or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Pass One restricted to graduate students. Investigation of the basic cellular processes in prokaryotes and eukaryotes that govern the central dogma of molecular biology (DNA-RNA-protein). No credit for students that have taken course 221C.—S. (S.) Chedin, Fraser, Heyer

215. Graduate Reading Course (2)

Discussion—10 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Development of critical reading skills through study of major paradigm advances in specialized fields of biochemistry, molecular, cell, and developmental biology. Emphasis on active learning and student participation. Guided analysis of literature and major advances in field of study. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.—S. (S.) Chen, Fairclough, Genetos, Giulivi, Inoue, Vaughan

220L. Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory Rotations (5)

Laboratory—15 hours. Prerequisite: course 210 and 211 (may be taken concurrently) and 120L or the equivalent. Open to graduate students. Two five-week assignments in BMCDB research laboratories. Individual research problems with emphasis on methodological/procedural experience, experimental design, proposal writing and oral communication of results. May be repeated two times for credit.—F, W. (F, S.) Albeck, Baldwin, Haudenschild, Tian

251. Molecular Mechanisms in Early Development (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor; introductory background in developmental biology and/or cell biology recommended. Analysis of the early events of development including: germ cells and other stem cells, gametogenesis, meiosis, imprinting, fertilization, genetically-engineered organisms, egg activation and establishment of embryonic polarity with focus on cellular events including gene regulation and cell signaling. Offered in alternate years.—(F.) Draper

255. Molecular Mechanisms in Pattern Formation and Development (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor; introductory background in developmental biology and/or genetics recommended. Genetic and molecular analysis of mechanisms that control animal development after fertilization. Establishment of embryonic axes, cell fate and embryonic pattern; induction, apoptosis, tissue patterning. Critical reading of current literature in C.elegans, Drosophila, and mouse genetic model systems. Offered in alternate years.—F. Natzle, Rose

257. Cell Proliferation and Cancer Genes (3)

Lecture—1.5 hours; seminar—1.5 hours. Prerequisite: course 221C and 221D or equivalents. Genetic and molecular alterations underlying the conversion of normal cells to cancers, emphasizing regulatory mechanisms and pathways. Critical reading of the current literature and development of experimental approaches.—F. (F.) Carraway

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and/or graduate standing. Presentation and discussion of faculty and graduate-student research. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Page content manager can be reached at Catalog-Comment@ucdavis.edu.


Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM