Courses currently being taught (Fall 2020):
BCMB 275 – Protein Chemistry
An in-depth exploration of protein structure and their molecular properties, as well as discussions of how a protein’s 3D structure and their chemical properties are linked to their biological functions.
BCMB 271 – Biochemistry I Laboratory
This laboratory introduces basic techniques including buffer preparation, protein isolation and identification, purification of enzymes, enzyme kinetics, gel electrophoresis, column chromatography, and DNA isolation/characterization.
CHEM 289 – Research Methods: LEEPing in to a Science Career
This course is intended for science majors interested in learning how to successfully navigate the job market and secure a scientific job after completing their studies at Clark. Topics to be discussed include searching for job postings, having a professional online presence, assembling an application package, how to prepare for an interview, networking, and how to approach and groom your reference letter writers. Guest speakers from different professional scientific backgrounds will join the class to share their career paths.
Courses previously taught:
BCMB 275 – Protein Chemistry (Spring 2016, 2017, 2018; Fall 2019)
BCMB 271 – Biochemistry I (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017)
A comprehensive survey of biochemistry and molecular biology, including protein structure, enzyme kinetics, membrane structure, DNA structure, replication, transcription and translation.
BCMB 271 – Biochemistry I Laboratory (Fall 2016, 2017, 2018)
BCMB 272 – Biochemistry II (Spring 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020)
A comprehensive survey of carbohydrates, energy metabolism and metabolic biochemical pathways. Topics include glycolysis, TCA cycle, oxidative and photosynthetic phosphorylation, catabolism and anabolism.
CHEM 289 – Research Methods: LEEPing in to a Science Career (Fall 2018, 2019)
CHEM 131 – Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (Fall 2019)
This introductory laboratory concentrates on the preparation as well as characterization of the physical, spectroscopic and chemical properties of organic molecules.