Graduate Studies

Courses

Graduate Courses offered by the School of Molecular Biosciences

  • MBioS 501 Cell Biology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework; concurrent enrollment with MBioS 529 highly recommended. Cellular structure and function; membrane biochemistry and transport; cell-cell communication; regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis; cell signaling; and cancer biology. Credit not granted for both MBioS 401 and 501.
  • MBioS 503 Molecular Biology I 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework. DNA replication and recombination in prokaryotes and eukaroytes; recombinant DNA methods and host/vector systems; genome analysis; transgenic organisms.
  • MBioS 504 Molecular Biology II 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework. Gene expression and regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including transcription, RNA processing, and translation; chromatin structure; DNA repair.
  • MBioS 507 Critical Analysis of Scientific Literature 2 Prereq MBioS 503; MBioS 513 or c//. Dissection and discussion of current molecular bioscience papers to foster development of critical reading of primary literature.
  • MBioS 508 Quantitative Approaches in Molecular Biosciences 2 Recommended preparation: one semester of calculus. Quantitative methods and techniques using examples from the current molecular biosciences primary literature.
  • MBioS 513 General Biochemistry I 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory biochemistry coursework. Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids and biological membranes; principles of enzymology; biochemical methodology. Credit not granted for both 413 and 513.
  • MBioS 514 General Biochemistry II 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory biochemistry coursework. Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, bioenergetics; photosynthesis; and control of metabolic processes. Credit not granted for both 414 and 514.
  • MBioS 528 Molecular and Cellular Reproduction 3 (2-2) State of the art concepts of the molecular, cellular, and physiological aspects of mammalian reproduction. Cooperative course: open to UI students (Anim Sci 558).
  • MBioS 529 Selected Topics in Cell Biology 1 c// enrollment with MBioS 501 highly recommended. Selected topics in cell biology using current literature.
  • MBioS 540 Immunology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory microbiology coursework; concurrent enrollment with MBioS 548 highly recommended. Principles of basic immunology. Credit not granted for both MBioS 440 and 540.
  • MBioS 541 Research Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit. Literature reviews and research reports.
  • MBioS 542 General Virology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework; c// with MBioS 548 highly recommended. The biology of bacterial, animal, and plant viruses. Credit not granted for both MBioS 442 and 542.
  • MBioS 548 Selected Topics in Immunology & Virology 1 Selected topics in immunology and virology using the current literature. May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours.
  • MBioS 549 Selected Topics in Immunology 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 hours. Recommendation preparation: MBioS 540 or c//. Seminar series on advances in immunology.
  • MBioS 550 Basic and Applied Microbial Physiology 3 Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics, biochemistry or microbiology coursework. Basic microbial physiology and its relevance to the processes of applied microbiology. Credit not granted for both MBioS 450 and 550.
  • MBioS 561 Biochemical Signaling in Plants, Animals and Microorganisms 3 Prereq MBioS 513. New research on intra and extra cellular biochemical signaling, including communication in plants and hormone action in animals. Cross listed with MPS 561.
  • MBioS 566 Physical Biochemistry 3 Recommended Preparation: Introductory biophysical or physical chemistry coursework. Graduate-level counterpart of MBioS 466; additional requirements. Credit not granted for both 466 and 566.
  • MBioS 568 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biosciences V 1-3 May be repeated for credit. Recent research in selected areas molecular biosciences.
  • MBioS 574 Protein Biotechnology 3 Recommended preparation: MBioS 513. Biotechnology related to the isolation, modification and large scale commercial production, patenting and marketing of useful recombinant proteins and products. Crosslisted with ChE 574.
  • MBioS 578 Bioinformatics 3 (2-3) Recommended preparation: Introductory genetics and biochemistry coursework. Computer analysis of protein and nucleic acid sequences, functional genomics and proteomics data; modeling biological networks and pathways. Credit not granted for both 478 and 578.
  • MBioS 579 Molecular Biosciences Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 10 hours. Required of all graduate students in molecular biosciences.
  • MBioS 583 Professional Skills Seminar 1 Covers many aspects of professionalism, including professional behavior, professional dress, and professional sensitivity in social settings.
  • MBioS 584 Medical Genetics 3 Exploring the mechanisms of human heredity and how these mechanisms can influence human health.
  • MBioS 593 Research Proposal 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Written and oral presentation of an area in Molecular Biosciences.
  • MBioS 700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination Variable credit. S, F grading.
  • MBioS 702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination Variable credit. S, F grading.
  • MBioS 800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination Variable credit. S, F grading.