Fall 2024

Biochemistry with Lab

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


Jeeyon Jeong (Sections 01, 01F, 01L, 02F, 02L and 03L)
Tommy Tashjian (Sections 01, 01F, 01L, 02F, 02L and 03L)


(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 Jeong and Tashjian. 

How to handle overenrollment: 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.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: oral presentations, group work, in-class quizzes or exams, quantitative work, lab work, visual analysis, reading primary literature

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Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024