Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

MBC Graduate Courses

graduate courses currently offered by the Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

  • MBC5100 Ethical Conduct of Research [1 credit hours] Consideration of the scientific, ethical and legal obligations of the graduate student researcher.
  • MBC5310 Medicinal Chemistry I: Drug Action and Design [2 credit hours] An introductory course presenting the basic chemical principles governing the behavior of drugs and the design of new therapeutics.
  • MBC5380 Medicinal And Poisonous Plants [3 credit hours] Lecture/field course examining medicinal and harmful properties of herbals and plants using pharmacognosy, clinical trials and local plant examples.
  • MBC5550 Physiological Chemistry I: Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules [3 credit hours] An examination of the levels of structure of proteins, nucleic acids, other biomolecules and biomolecular assemblies.
  • MBC5552 Physiological Chemistry II: Cellular Metabolism and Homeostasis [2 credit hours] An examination of the chemistry and regulation of metabolic processes in cells, interacting cells and tissues.
  • MBC5900 Medicinal Chemistry Seminar [1 credit hours] Presentation and discussion of advanced research topics in medicinal chemistry, with an emphasis on evaluating and criticizing emerging data as a way of testing hypotheses.
  • MBC6100 Advanced Immunology [2 credit hours] Readings in and critical analysis of the recent literature in immunology and basic immunologic responses, especially as considered in immunotherapy.
  • MBC6190 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry [4 credit hours] Discussion of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the design of new therapeutic agents. Approaches to the design of drugs and new therapeutic modalities directed at enzymes, receptors, membrane transport proteins and nucleic acids are examined.
  • MBC6200 Biomedicinal Chemistry [4 credit hours] Examination of the primary literature on approaches to the design of new therapeutic agents. Recent novel directions in the design of drugs will be examined and compared. Prerequisites: MBC 6190 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC6300 Biomedicinal Chemistry Laboratory I [4 credit hours] Experimental research problems in biomedicinal chemistry. Prerequisites: (MBC 6190 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- AND MBC 6550 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-)
  • MBC6310 Biomedicinal Chemistry Laboratory II [4 credit hours] Additional experimental research problems in biomedicinal chemistry (see MBC 6300/8300). Prerequisites: (MBC 6190 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- AND MBC 6550 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-)
  • MBC6400 Cannabis Science: Plants and Products [3 credit hours] CS Plants & Products considers in-depth the growth of Cannabis sativa and its subspecies as well as the production and physical properties of both chemical and consumer products derived from them. Examining the factors, procedures, and techniques that make for optimal medicinal and recreational outcomes, the course is designed for learners with diverse backgrounds, interests, and intents.
  • MBC6420 Protein Chemistry [4 credit hours] A detailed analysis of the structure and function of proteins: current methodology for the analysis of structure, the basis for molecular associations, and relationships between structure and biological function. Prerequisites: MBC 6550 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC6430 Nucleic Acid Chemistry [4 credit hours] The chemical basis for storage and transmission of genetic information. Prerequisites: MBC 6550 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC6440 Enzymology [4 credit hours] The principles of chemical catalysis applied to molecular enzymology.
  • MBC6450 Advanced Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry [2 credit hours] Readings in and critical analysis of recent literature in synthetic and medicinal chemistry research.
  • MBC6550 Biochemistry [4 credit hours] A consideration of the structure and function of biological macromolecules as well as the basic and regulated metabolism of cells.
  • MBC6960 M.s. Thesis Research In Medicinal Chemistry [1-15 credit hours] Development and pursuit of research leading to an M.S. thesis in medicinal chemistry.
  • MBC6980 Special Topics In Biomedicinal Chemistry [1-5 credit hours] Selected study of topics in medicinal chemistry. New chemical and biochemical strategies in drug design are examined in detail.
  • MBC7100 Ethical Conduct of Research [1 credit hours] Consideration of the scientific, ethical and legal obligations of the graduate student researcher.
  • MBC7900 Medicinal Chemistry Seminar [1 credit hours] Presentation and discussion of advanced research topics in medicinal chemistry, with an emphasis on evaluating and criticizing emerging data as a way of testing hypotheses.
  • MBC8100 Advanced Immunology [2 credit hours] Readings in and critical analysis of the recent literature in immunology and basic immunologic responses, especially as considered in immunotherapy. Prerequisites:
  • MBC8190 Advanced Medicinal Chemistry [4 credit hours] Discussion of the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the design of new therapeutic agents. Approaches to the design of drugs and new therapeutic modalities directed at enzymes, receptors, membrane transport proteins and nucleic acids are examined.
  • MBC8200 Biomedicinal Chemistry [4 credit hours] Examination of the primary literature on approaches to the design of new therapeutic agents. Recent novel directions in the design of drugs will be examined and compared. Prerequisites: MBC 8190 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-
  • MBC8300 Biomedicinal Chemistry Laboratory I [4 credit hours] Experimental research problems in biomedicinal chemistry. Prequisites: (MBC 6190 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- AND MBC 8550 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-)
  • MBC8310 Biomedicinal Chemistry Laboratory II [4 credit hours] Additional experimental research problems in biomedicinal chemistry (see MBC 6300/8300). Prequisites: (MBC 6190 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- AND MBC 8550 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF D-)
  • MBC8420 Protein Chemistry [4 credit hours] A detailed analysis of the structure and function of proteins: current methodology for the analysis of structure, the basis for molecular associations, and relationships between structure and biological function.
  • MBC8430 Nucleic Acid Chemistry [4 credit hours] The chemical basis for storage and transmission of genetic information.
  • MBC8440 Enzymology [4 credit hours] The principles of chemical catalysis applied to molecular enzymology.
  • MBC8450 Advanced Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry [2 credit hours] Readings in and critical analysis of recent literature in synthetic and medicinal chemistry research.
  • MBC8550 Biochemistry [4 credit hours] A consideration of the structure and function of biological macromolecules as well as the basic and regulated metabolism of cells.
  • MBC8960 Ph.D. Dissertation Research In Medicinal Chemistry [1-15 credit hours] Development and pursuit of research leading to a Ph.D. dissertation in medicinal chemistry.
  • MBC8980 Special Topics In Biomedicinal Chemistry [1-5 credit hours] Selected study of topics in medicinal chemistry. New chemical and biochemical strategies in drug design are examined in detail.
Last Updated: 5/9/22