2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Mar 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

BCMB 237 - Chemistry and Biology of Medicine


Modern Medicines, ranging from anti-HIV treatments to cholesterol-lowering drugs, have become completely interwoven into society. This course explores a wide range of diseases and medicines with emphasis on how drugs interact with biological systems at the molecular-level to comat infections and diseases.  In addition to looking at currently available medicines, much of the course material uses recent journal articles to show examples of modern scientific research during the process of developing new drugs and related scientific kowledge.  This course is intended for juniors, seniors, and graduate students with strong backgrounds in both organic chemistry and biochemistry. (Prerequisites for undergraduates are CHEM 131 and BCMB 271, with a B- minimum in each.) Substantial class participation will be expected, and evaluations include exams, written papers, and oral presentations

Prerequisites: CHEM 131  and BCMB 271  

Anticipated Terms Offered: Spring