Fall 2021


Listed in: Biochemistry-Biophysics, as BCBP-331  |  Biology, as BIOL-331  |  Chemistry, as CHEM-331

Formerly listed as: CHEM-30

Moodle site: Course


Patricia B. O'Hara (Section 01)
Mona Wu Orr (Section 01)


(Offered as BIOL 331, BCBP 331, and CHEM 331) Structure and function of biologically important molecules and their role(s) in life processes. Protein conformation, enzymatic mechanisms and selected metabolic pathways will be analyzed. Additional topics may include: nucleic acid conformation, DNA/protein interactions, signal transduction and transport phenomena. Four classroom hours and four hours of laboratory work per week. Offered jointly by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. A student may not receive credit for both CHEM/BIOL 330 and BCBP/BIOL/CHEM 331.

BCBP/BIOL/CHEM 331 is a requirement for the biochemistry track of the BCBP major, so prospective BCBP majors should not enroll in CHEM/BIOL 330 if they are considering the biochemistry track of the major.

Requisite: CHEM 231 and BIOL 191; or consent of the instructor. (CHEM 231 may be taken either as a prerequisite or as a co-requisite.) Limited to 30 students. Fall semester. Professors O'Hara and Wu Orr. 

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to seniors of any major, then juniors majoring in Biology, Biochemistry & Biophysics, Chemistry or Neuroscience, then juniors of any major. A student may not receive credit for both BCBP/BIOL/CHEM 331 and CHEM 330.


Lab Science Course, Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021