BIOC 511: Foundations for Molecular Medicine

This course is specifically designed for first-year Master’s students in the Biomedical Sciences. The course covers basic concepts in the fields of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Topics include the structure, function and metabolism of nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, as well as related regulatory mechanisms including transcription factors and upstream signaling pathways initiated at the cell membrane. Relevance to human disease is emphasized throughout the course. The course is designed with ample iterations and review sessions to ensure the best learning outcomes for all students, including international students, for whom this may be the first educational experience in the U.S.