Structural Biology Track

The Structural Biology and Biochemistry track will provide students with graduate level training in structural biology, biophysics and mechanistic biochemistry with an emphasis on laboratory research. Students will acquire a solid foundation and specialized skills in biomedical, biophysical, and structural sciences that will be preparation for further education in graduate and professional programs as well as a career in academic research or industry. The curriculum includes 38 units of core course work, electives and participation in cutting-edge research in the laboratory of an STBB faculty member. Students will demonstrate original investigation showing critical judgment, as well as familiarity with tools and methods of research, through preparation of a dissertation that will be defended prior to obtaining the degree.

Curriculum

Term BSBT - SBB - Total 33.5 credits
Fall 1 IDPT 7806-Section 002!
Foundations in Biomedical Sciences (6 cr.)
BSBT
Student Research Explorations (1 cr.)
BSBT 6060 - Case Studies:
Responsible Conduct of Research (1 cr.)
IDPT 7810
Core Topics A Structural Biology (2 cr.)
IDPT 7810
Core Topics B (2 cr.) or Research (2 cr.) or Elective (2 cr.)
Spring 1 STBB 7608
Molecular Interactions (3 cr.)
--OR - depending on course offering--
STBB 7609
Biophysics and Spectroscopy (3 cr.)
STBB 7631
Special Topis in Structural Biology (1.5 cr. each)
BSBT 6068
Laboratory Research (5 cr.)
(Credits can vary from 3-6)
Fall 2 STBB 7631
Special Topis in Structural Biology (1.5 cr. each)
BSBT 6068
Laboratory Research - SSB Thesis (6 cr.)
(Credits can vary from 3-6)
Spring 2 BSBT 6068
Laboratory Research - SSB Thesis (6 cr.)
(Credits can vary from 3-6)

Pre-requisites: Physics, Organic chemistry, Biochemistry, Calculus

Please see the Program in Structural Biology and Biochemistry website to learn about specific research areas and laboratories.

For more information contact Maia Evans: maia.evans@ucdenver.edu