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BMB-Biochemistry-Molecular-Bio

BMB 601 Graduate Colloquium

Course Description: This is an open forum during which students will meet for 1 hour per week to discuss their research
Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

1 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 620 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 640 Minimum Grade of C

Corequisites

BMB 711

BMB 605 Scientific Communications

Course Description: Instruction in the art of preparing a scientific paper. Instruction in the appropriate type of publication (short, rapid, full or review) will be provided. Ethics in publishing will be emphasized at all times. This course will also lead students through the path of selecting the appropriate grant funding agency and the ins and outs of grantsmanship.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

2 credits

BMB 609 Special Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Course Description: This course is designed to allow students to pursue a specialized topic in Biochemistry or Molecular Biology that will aid in their eventual decisions on a research topic.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

2 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 610 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 610 Minimum Grade of C

BMB 610 Seminar

Course Description: Speakers will be invited from the spectrum of professional working Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to present their work to students in the program. Students are required to attend and ask questions of the speakers. They must also write a 500-word abstract of the main points conveyed by the speaker.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

1 credits

BMB 620 Quantitative Methods: Data Analysis and Presentation

Course Description: Mathematical analysis of biochemical data. Concentrate on statistical analysis, probability and confidence limits, as applied to the evaluation of scientific data. The appropriate use and presentation of mathematical analysis in a scientific paper will be discussed.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall.

3 credits

Prerequisites

MAT 131 Minimum Grade of C and MAT 132 Minimum Grade of C

BMB 710 Research I

Course Description: Students must select a topic for their thesis. The topic selected must be relevant to Biochemistry or Molecular Biology and approved by the Director of the BMB graduate program. After approval the student must generate a proposal. If the project is not approved the student will be advised on how to modify the proposal or instructed to design a new proposal. Students will start their research once approved. They are expected to spend a minimum of 20 hours per week performing their research. They MUST have an acceptable laboratory notebook that conforms to NIH standards (numbered pages, permanently bound, pages MUST NOT be removed). They will consult frequently with their mentor who will review progress to ensure satisfactory completion of the program.
Course Rotation: NY: Spring

4 credits

BMB 711 Research II

Course Description: The second semester of a research project. Students are expected to complete their experimental research. They should be in a regular consultation with their mentor and focus on those parts of the research that are necessary to address the main points of the thesis. It is critical that students complete their research during this course .
Course Rotation: NY: Fall

4 credits

Prerequisites

BMB 710 Minimum Grade of C

BMB 712 Thesis Preparation

Course Description: Preparation of a thesis documenting the research performed. The guidelines on the syllabus must be strictly followed for the thesis defense.
Course Rotation: NY: Fall

1 credits