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Courses in Biophysics (BPH)

Graduate

200A. Current Techniques in Biophysics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 102 or equivalent; Chemistry 110A or equivalent. Current techniques in Biophysics. Topics in 200A include mathematical methods, modeling, mass spectrometry, stochastic process, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, fluorescence, membrane diffusion/mechanics, and single particle tracking. (S/U grading only.)—W. (W.) Faller

200B. Current Techniques in Biophysics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 102 or equivalent; Chemistry 110A. Current Techniques in Biophysics. Topics include protein folding, membrane structure and dynamics, Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, time resolved fluorescence, quantum dot, fluorescence imaging, esr, high resolution nmr, and in vivo nmr. (S/U grading only.)—S. (S.) Jue

200LA. Biophysics Laboratory (3)

Laboratory—18 hours. Prerequisite: course 200 (may be taken concurrently). One five-week laboratory assignment in the research laboratory of a Biophysics Graduate Group faculty member. Individual research problems with emphasis on methodological/procedural experience and experimental design. May be repeated for credit four times.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

200LB. Biophysics Laboratory (6)

Laboratory—two 18-hour rotations. Prerequisite: course 200 (may be taken concurrently). Two five-week laboratory assignments in the research laboratories of Biophysics Graduate Group faculty members. Individual research problems with emphasis on methodological/procedural experience and experimental design. May be repeated for credit two times.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

231. Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Molecular and Cellular Biology 221A or the equivalent or consent of instructor. Principles and applications of magnetic resonance in biomedicine. Fundamental concepts and the biophysical basis for magnetic resonance applications in areas of tissue characterization/imaging, metabolic regulation, and cellular bioenergetics. (Same course as Biological Chemistry 231.) Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.) Jue

241. Membrane Biology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 102, 103, 104 or consent of instructor. Advanced topics on membrane biochemistry and biophysics. Relationship of the unique properties of biomembranes to their roles in cell biology and physiology. (Same course as Molecular and Cellular Biology 241.)—S. (S.) Crowe, Longo, Voss

255. Biophotonics in Medicine and the Life Sciences (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Physics 108 and Biology 101-105; Biomedical Engineering 202 highly recommended; graduate standing. Introduction to the science and technology of biomedical optics and photonics, with an overview of applications in medicine and the life sciences. Emphasis on research supported by the NSF Center for Biophotonics at UC Davis Medical Center. (Same course as Applied Science 255 and Biomedical Engineering 255.)—W. (W.) Chuang, Matthews

271. Optical Methods in Biophysics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion/laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 102 or the equivalent, Applied Science Engineering 108B or the equivalent, and Chemistry 110A or the equivalent. Principal optical techniques used to study biological structures and their related functions. Specific optical techniques useful in the studies of protein-nucleic acid, protein-membrane and protein-protein interactions. Biomedical applications of optical techniques. (Same course as Applied Science Engineering 271.)—S. (S.) Huser, Parikh, Yeh

290. Biophysics Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Presentation of current research by experts in biophysics. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

290C. Research Conference in Biophysics (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Biophysics and/or consent of instructor; course 299 concurrently. Presentation and discussion of faculty and graduate-student research in biophysics. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

293. Introduction to Research Topics (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Presentation of current research activities of the Biophysics Graduate Group faculty. Facilitation of students in developing their research interest, and promoting collegial interactions. May be repeated one time for credit if topics differ. (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.) 

298. Group Study (1-5)

(S/U grading only.)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

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