Graduate (G) and Undergraduate (U) Courses Taught Last Year


Molecular Biology Techniques

This course introduces students to all of the basic techniques of modern molecular biology using an integrated series of exercises that involve the cloning and analysis of the genes including DNA isolation and analysis, ligations, restriction mapping, DNA sequencing, transformation, Southern blotting, hybridization, agarose gel electrophoresis and preparation and screening of genomic library, RNA preparation, reverse transcriptase assays, various conventional PCR procedures.

Biochemistry

The first semester of a two-semester sequence providing a thorough introduction to the principles of modern biochemistry is a traditional upper-division course for science majors (chemistry and biology). Major topics include water, pH and their effects on cellular activities; chemistry of amino acids and their derivatives; methods of isolation and identification; primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins; determination and biochemical applications of the structures of proteins; nomenclature of nucleosides and nucleotides; structure of DNA and RNA; properties of proteins carbohydrates and lipids, introduction to enzymes.

Biochemistry Laboratory

Modern methods of biochemical research. Laboratory experiments are designed to provide experience in working with biologically active materials and familiarity with standard biochemical techniques. These include spectrophotometry; chromatography; centrifugation; enzyme kinetics; isolation, purification and characterization of proteins, nucleic acids and subcellular organelles. Considerably more difficult, it seems, is finding an appropriate lab manual. So we are constructing a what for us manual including a feasible set of exercises that is as thorough as our limited budget and armamentarium of equipment allow. Although I've taught this course six times, the lab curriculum continues to evolve. 

Special Studies

A student must satisfy a special study to be a graduate.  Students must complete a special study under the direction of the student advisor, which was determined according to department requirements. 

 

Semester

Courses

Title

Credits

G or U

Fall

General Biology I

4

0

U

Nutrition (in ENGLİSH)

3

0

U

Special Studies II

0

2

U

Nucleic Acid Analysis 

3

0

G

Apoptosis

3

0

G

Spring

General Biology II

4

0

U

Biochemistry (in ENGLİSH)

3

0

U

Special Studies II

 

 

U

Protein Analysis

 

 

G

Molecular Toxicology

 

 

G

 

0

2

G