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The Chemical Biology (CB) Emphasis
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The CB emphasis providesstudents with an in-depth knowledge of the chemicaland biochemical aspects of structure-function relationship of biological systems, and technical skills necessary to solve complex biological proglems using integrated approaches. Students who choose the CB emphasis will be required to take classes in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, physiology, ecology, and statistics for critical analysisof research.

In this interdisciplinary IBS/CB track students will gain fundamental knowledge and skills to function at the interface of chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, physics, and biology because the molecular underpinning of all biological systems and functions are governed by tightly regulated changes in chemical structures of biomolecules, intermolecular interactions, and networks of coupled chemical reactions. Students will also be equipped with analytical and theoretical tools that are essential to undertand complex biological processes and ultimately their medical impact. Electives will also assist with more specific knowledge in the field and in thesis research.

CB Faculty

 

Completion Requirements

Requirements for M.S. Degree

Students pursuing the M.S. must complete a minimum of 20 coursework credits and 10 thesis credits (30 credits total). Coursework must include 11 core credits in the IBS major field (this includes Stat 5411 for 3 credits);a minimum of 9 elective credits related to the field of study/emphasis area; andten thesis credits (IBS 8777). Elective credits can be from IBS elective coursework, another graduate program or programs, or for a minor in one particular field such as Applied and Computational Mathematics.In addition to coursework and thesis credits, M.S. students must conduct original research and write and successfully defend a thesis.

For full details, please refer to the IBS Student Handbook.

 

Overview of M.S. Credit Requirements
Summary
Required Core IBS Courses
11 cr
Elective Coursework
9 cr
Thesis Credits
10 cr
TOTAL
30 cr

 

Core Course Requirements for the M.S. Degree
Course # Title
Credits
IBS 8011 Integrated Biological Systems I
2 cr
IBS 8013 Integrated Biological Systems II
2 cr
IBS 8012 Integrated Biological Systems III
2 cr
IBS 8099 The Biological Practitioner
1 cr
IBS 8030 IBS Research Club (Methods)
1 cr
STATS STAT 5411 or STAT 4060 or STAT 5511
3 cr
  TOTAL
11 cr

 

 

Requirements for Completion of the Ph.D. Degree

Students pursuing the Ph.D. must complete a minimum of 26 coursework credits and 24 thesis credits (50 credits total). Coursework must include 13 core credits in the IBS major field (this includes Stat 5411 for 3 credits); a minimum of 13 elective credits related to the field of study/emphasis area; and 24 Ph.D. thesis credits. Elective credits can be from IBS elective coursework, another graduate program or programs, or for a minor in one particular field such as Applied and Computational Mathematics. In addition to coursework and thesis credits, Ph.D. students mustconduct original research,pass preliminary exams, and successfully complete and defend a dissertation.

For full details, please refer to the IBS Student Handbook.

 

Overview of Ph.D. Credit Requirements
Summary
Required Core IBS Courses
13 cr
Elective Coursework
13 cr
Thesis Credits
24 cr
TOTAL
30 cr

 

Core Course Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree
Course # Title
Credits
IBS 8011 Integrated Biological Systems I
2 cr
IBS 8013 Integrated Biological Systems II
2 cr
IBS 8012 Evolutionary Processes
2 cr
IBS 8099 The Biological Practitioner
1 cr
IBS 8030 IBS Research Club (Methods)
1 cr
IBS 8980 or IBS 8993 Special Topics.Seminar in IBS
2 cr
STATS STAT 5411 or STAT 4060 or STAT 5511
3 cr
  TOTAL
13 cr

 

IBS policy is to allow registration for IBS 8888 after:

1) completion of the first year of core courses,

2) having a GDP on file with the Graduate School,

3) formation of the examining committee, and

4) submission of a 1 page summary of the proposed research to IBS

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