This course will explore the fascinating world of proteins which are the nanomachines that are indispensable to life because of their catalytic and structural functions. Students will learn the principles governing protein function and get an integrated view of proteins at the molecular, cellular and systemic level. Students will gain understanding of how enzymes work, how proteins make molecules move inside cells and transmit signals. Molecular biological techniques used for studying proteins will also be taught. Case studies that highlight specific proteins in recent peer-reviewed scientific review articles written by experts will be used to reveal insights into relationships between protein structure and function.
Prerequisite Courses: BIOL 21800 Genetics and Molecular Biology OR Equivalent
BIOL 57710 Emerging Infectious Diseases (Winter/Spring 2022)
BIOL 54400 Principles of Virology (Summer I 2022)
BIOL 54000 Biotechnology (Summer II 2022)
BIOL 55110 Proteins: Structure and Function (Fall 2022)