Detailed study of current literature relative to one main topic is undertaken each semester. Topics covered on a rotating basis include enzyme kinetics and mechanisms; lipids and lipoproteins; chemistry and enzymology of nucleic acids; biochemistry of nucleic acids in eukaryotic cells; and protein chemistry. Presentations include faculty lectures and student reports. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

Prereqs., one year of biochemistry courses, graduate standing, and instructor consent.

Available: Fall 2009