2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Courses (BMB)

BMB 3510. Biochemistry I (4). Prerequisite: CEM 3310, CEM 3320; or consent of instructor.The molecular structure and biological function of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, and lipids are emphasized. An introduction to enzymology and metabolism is included. This course is cross-listed with CEM 3510. ($100.00 course fee).

BMB 3600. Biophysical Chemistry (4). Prerequisites: CEM 3320, PHY 1120, MTH 1150.An introduction to physical chemistry for students of the biological sciences. A discussion of thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, spectroscopy, and quantum mechanics as applied to the field of biochemistry. This course is cross-listed with CEM 3600. ($60.00 course fee).

BMB 3700. Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1). Prerequisites: Sixteen hours each in biology and chemistry. Discussion of biochemical and molecular research, including project design and literature review.

BMB 4300. Molecular Basis of Development (3). Prerequisite BIO 1110, BIO 2330, BIO 3800 or BIO 3850.An examination of the molecular and cellular processes underlying the embryonic development of organisms. The course will cover plants and invertebrate animals. The laboratory will include biochemical, genetic, and cellular investigations of cell cleavage, embryogenesis, and organogenesis. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. ($50.00 course fee). Cross listed with BIO 4300.

BMB 4700. Research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II (3). Prerequisites: BMB 3700.Completion of an independent laboratory research project under the supervision of a selected BMB faculty member. A poster of the student's work must be presented at the School of Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposim (SURS). ($50.00)

BMB 4710. Senior Seminar (0). Prerequisite: BMB 4700.The student will write and present a research paper based on the research completed in BMB 4700. The paper must be presented at the Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium.