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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 03, 2022
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course will discuss select biological systems and problems and the chemical tools that are being developed in order to study and address them. In addition to an introduction to cell biology and molecular and cell biological techniques, topics may include: conditional control of gene editing, forward and reverse chemical genetics, sensors of cellular processes, protein bioconjugation, small molecule inhibitors of kinase function, activity-based probes, small molecule dimerizers of proteins, and targeted protein degradation. This will lead to the following expected learning outcomes: basics of cell biology, biological techniques and vocabulary relevant to the field of chemical biology, important research topics and research areas in the field of chemical biology, navigating and critical reading of chemical biology primary articles and review articles, and knowledge of key labs that are major contributors to the field of chemical biology.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis

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