Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredit Hours
IBMS 5000Fundamentals Of Biomedical Sciences 8
INTD 5082Responsible Conduct of Research 1.5
IBMS 5008Lab Rotations 3
 Total Credit Hours: 12.5
First Year
SpringCredit Hours
BIOC 6036Macromolecular Structure & Mechanism # 2
BIOC 5085Biophysical Methods In Biology # 2
CSBL 5095Experimental Design And Data Analysis 3
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
Choice of MBB Elective Courses (See below) 1 2
 Total Credit Hours: 12.5
Second Year
FallCredit Hours
BIOC 0003Scientific Writing: Development and Defense of a Research Proposal 2
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
IBMS 6097Research (Class Section 6MBB) 2.5
Choice of MBB Elective Courses (See below) 1 4
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
Second Year
SpringCredit Hours
BIOC 6037Integration Of Metabolic Pathways # 2
IBMS 7001Qualifying Exam (Class Section 6MBB) 1
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 6097Research (Class Section 6MBB) 3.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
Choice of MBB Elective Courses (See below) 1 2
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
Third Year
FallCredit Hours
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 6097Research (Class Section 6MBB) 8.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
Third Year
SpringCredit Hours
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 6097Research (Class Section 6MBB) 8.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
Fourth Year
FallCredit Hours
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 6097Research (Class Section 6MBB) 8.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
Fourth Year
SpringCredit Hours
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 6097Research (Class Section 6MBB) 8.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
Fifth Year
FallCredit Hours
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
IBMS 7099Dissertation (Class Section 6MBB) 8.5
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
Fifth Year
SpringCredit Hours
IBMS 6090Seminar (Class Section 6MBB) 1.5
IBMS 7010Student Journal Club & Research Presentation (Class Section 6MBB) 2
IBMS 7099Dissertation (Class Section 6MBB) 8.5
 Total Credit Hours: 12.0
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 MBB Elective Courses (Students are required to take a total of 6 SCH of elective courses, chosen from those offered by MBB below, or other disciplines, pending  approval from the Discipline Director in consultation with the Supervising Professor)
BIOC 6035 Drug Discovery and Design

INTD 6033 Cell Signaling Mechanisms

INTD 6043 Structure & Function of Membrane Proteins

BIOC 5083 Hydrodynamic Methods

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BIOC 6036 and BIOC 5085 and BIOC 6037 are offered in the Spring semester of the first and second year, respectively, for students entering the IBMS program in odd-numbered years (2015, 2017, 2019, etc.,); for students entering the IBMS program in even-numbered years (2016, 2018, 2020, etc.), BIOC 6037 and BIOC 6036 and BIOC 5085 are offered in the Spring semester of the first and second year, respectively.