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Medicinal Biochemistry (Coming Spring 2021!)
A one-semester course that explores topics in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery, pharmacokinetics, and enzyme metabolism and inhibition. Specific areas to be addressed involves aspects of the drug discovery process. Considerations of toxicity and therapeutics, metabolism, and mechanism of action will also be explored.
A one-semester course that explores advanced topics in bioinorganic chemistry. Specific areas addressed will relate to biologically relevant metals. In addition, metals in medicine and spectroscopy related to biomolecules will be explored.
Students will conduct thesis level research in an area of chemistry in the laboratory of a faculty advisor from the Department of Chemistry and/or Physics. Students in their first year will select a research advisor after interviewing at least three of the research active faculty. Once a faculty advisor is selected and approved by the Graduate Faculty of the department, the student and faculty advisor will formalize a schedule and specific learning outcomes for the assigned project.
This course will explore the applications of physical chemistry to probe the structure, function, and reactivity of biological systems. More specifically this course applies the theories of gases, physical transformation, chemical equilibrium, phase diagrams, mixtures, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and the laws of statistical thermodynamics to biological and supramolecular systems. The approach seeks to derive phenomena in biological systems in terms of either the molecules that make up the system or the supra-molecular structure of the system.
This course synthesizes concepts from quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics and fundamental inorganic chemistry to explore advanced topics in transition-metal ion and complex chemistry and spectroscopy. The purity of materials, dynamic effects, crystallographic features, and surface adsorption phenomena will be discussed
The general course is based on physical principles, with an emphasis on kinetic theory and elementary thermodynamics as applied to gas behavior, heats of reaction, and bond energy. Concepts covered include elementary quantum mechanics as applied to spectral phenomena, periodicity, and bonding theory.
This course is a survey of principles of organic and biochemistry, particularly as they relate to the health sciences. Areas studied include aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols and ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes.
"Preparatory General Chemistry: Frameworks for success."
Textbook, Kendall Hunt Publishing
Textbook, Top Hat. Author of Bioinorganic, Physical Techniques, and Inorganic Medicine chapters.
“Forming a Community of Practice to Support Faculty in Implementing Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences.”