Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of
- and describe the structure-function relationships of four general classes of biomolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.
- kinetics and thermodynamics of life processes.
- the chemical basis of and how to use experimental methods to synthesize, purify, and analyze biomolecules.
- cellular organization and organelle structure and function.
- core signaling pathways and the transport and trafficking of molecules within and between cells.
- central metabolic pathways, including how they are interconnected and regulated.
Students will be able to
- critically assess primary literature.
- contribute positively and effectively as a member of a team while addressing a biochemical issue.
- understand and apply the tenets and principles of safe laboratory practice and waste handling.
- demonstrate proficiency in carrying out basic and advanced laboratory manipulations and use of common laboratory equipment and instruments.
- demonstrate proficiency in managing experimental data including thoroughly recording procedure and observations, tabulating data, and analyzing results.
- effectively communicate biochemistry content, both orally and in writing, to audiences with varying levels of scientific understanding.
- recognize and analyze ethical implications related to scientific issues in society and within their profession.