Curriculum

Core | Ethics | IBiS | DGP | Chemistry | Chemical and Biological Engineering | NUIN | Physics


All trainees are required to complete three core courses and one elective course in the first three years of graduate training. In addition, all trainees will be required to take a course in the ethical conduct of research. The required biophysics courses include an introductory-level first-year course and two advanced graduate-level courses, which may be completed in either the second or third year. The introductory core course requirement can be fulfilled in the first year on either the Evanston or Chicago campuses. A complete listing of the core and approved elective courses can be found below. Trainees are also required to participate in biophysics related activities including the monthly Biophysics Club, Seminar Series and Journal Club.

Core Courses

  • Molecular Biophysics (IBiS 401 - Offered Spring 2017) or Macromolecular Structure and Function (DGP 465 - Offered Spring 2017) or
    DGP Structural Basis of Signal Transduction (DGP 466 - Offered Winter 2017 - Class size limited to 6 students)
  • Biophysical Methods for Macromolecular Analysis (IBiS 409 - Offered Fall 2017)
  • Quantitative Biology (IBiS 410 - Offered Fall 2016)

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Ethics Course

  • Colloquium on Integrity in Biomedical Research (DGP 494 - Offered Every Fall) or Ethics in Biological Research (IBiS 423 - Offered Spring 2017) or Responsible Conduct in Neuroscience Research (NUIN 490)

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Electives

IBiS

  • Biochemistry (Biol Sci 301)
  • Physical Biochemistry (Biol Sci 321)
  • Bioinformatics: Sequence & Structure Analysis (Biol Sci 323)
  • Protein Structure & Function (Biol Sci 361)
  • The Human Proteome: Defining Variation and Modifications of Protein Molecules (IBiS 403)

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DGP

  • Biochemistry (DGP 401)
  • Molecular Basis of Drug Action (DGP 420)
  • Topics in Drug Discovery (DGP 425)
  • Receptors and Signaling Mechanisms (DGP 435)
  • Structural Basis for Signal Transduction (DGP 466)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis (DGP 480)

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Chemistry

  • Thermodynamics (Chem 342-1)
  • Medicinal Chemistry: Organic Chemistry of Drug Design and Action (Chem 316/415)
  • Organic Spectroscopy ( Chem 411)
  • Structural Inorganic Chemistry (Chem 433)
  • Kinetics (Chem 443)
  • Elementary Statistical Mechanics (Chem 444)
  • Chemistry of Life Processe (Chem 305/405)

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Chemical & Biological Engineering

  • Introduction to Polymers (ChBE 361)
  • Transport Phenomena in Living Systems (ChBE 371)
  • Advanced Thermodynamics (ChBE 404)
  • Applied Molecular Modeling (ChBE 451)
  • Computational Biology (ChE 379)

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NUIN

  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience (NUIN 401)
  • Great Experiments in Cellular Neurophysics (NUIN 411)
  • Instrumentation for Neuroscience (NUIN 455)
  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Information Storage (NUIN 470)
  • Neural Pharmacology of Brain Disorders (NUIN 478)

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Physics

  • Introduction to Statistical Mechanics (Phys 416)
  • Statistical Physics (Phys 420)
  • Soft Matter Physics (Phys 435)

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