MD Courses — Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

First year

M15 502 MOLECULAR FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE
Instructor: Linda J. Pike, PhD, 362-9502
This course is designed primarily for medical students and will cover fundamental aspects of biochemistry and cell biology. The course begins with a treatment of protein structure and the principles of enzyme kinetics. This leads to a description of the basic pathways for the synthesis and metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids, with a focus on how the body maintains glucose homeostasis and provides energy under various metabolic stresses. This leads into a discussion of membrane structure and the function of cellular organelles in biological processes, culminating in the replication of DNA and the control of cell proliferation. Non-medical students should register under L41 (Bio) 5319. Please note that Molecular Foundations of Medicine runs on the medical school calendar and thus starts on August 16.

Fourth year

Electives

Descriptions of the elective courses are listed under the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences. In some instances, these courses are offered in alternate years. The faculty member in charge of the course should be contacted for specific times.

L41 (Bio) 5312 MACROMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS
L41 (Bio) 5318 DNA REPAIR
L41 (Bio) 5357 CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS OF BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES
L41 (Bio) 548 NUCLEIC ACID AND PROTEIN BIOSYNTHESIS

Note — The number preceding the course title indicates that the course carries credit in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.