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GS03 1023 Current Methods in Biochemistry and Cell Biology

  • Course Director(s): John Putkey
  • Semester: Fall
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: GS21 1017: Foundations of Biomedical Research or 2 semesters of undergraduate biochemistry


The goal of this course is to instruct students in cutting edge methodologies that relate to both structural and molecular biology. The class will consists of 43 1-hour lectures held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Individual lecturers are chosen from multiple GSBS Graduate Programs based on their expertise in the relevant technologies.  The lectures will provide a sound foundation in the principles, appropriate applications, and limitations of a repertoire of techniques ranging from qRT-PCR to metabolomic profiling to basic recombinant protein expression and analysis.  The course is designed to act synergistically with techniques covered in the Core Course.

Course Outline Current Methods in Biochemistry and Cell Biology