Biochemistry and molecular biology majors are always asking the same questions: How does life work at the most molecular level? What are the most fundamental roots of health and disease? How do medications work when they treat and sometimes cure disease? How are genes controlled as they determine our traits? By combining these disciplines, our students approach the answers from a unique perspective.
This course covers the molecular basis of biological activity through the in-depth study of DNA RNA and protein biosynthesis, regulation, and functional interactions. Particular emphasis is placed on the processes of DNA replication and repair, RNA transcription and processing, protein synthesis and post-translational modifications, and the regulation of gene expression.