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Track-specific Didactic Requirements

Chemical Biology Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Imaging Science Systems Biology
Students must complete three of the following courses:

      • CPB 8320, Foundations in Chemical Biology [SPR]
      • CHEM 5710, Bioorganic Chemistry [FALL]
      • CHEM 5210, Organic Chemistry Structure and Mechanism[FALL]
      • CHEM 5720, Drug and Design Development
      • CHEM 5220, Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
      • BCHM 8352, Analytical Proteomics

Similar advanced courses appropriate to the student’s research topic and can be substituted with approval from the GEC and thesis advisor.























Students must complete two of the following modules:

  • BCHM 8300, Introduction to Structural Biology [SPR]
  • CPB 8307, Advanced Membrane Protein Biology [SPR]
  • CPB 8308, Protein-Protein Interactions [SPR]


And other elective courses appropriate to the student’s research topics, as determined by the GEC and the thesis advisor



















Three core courses:

  • BME 3110, Foundations of Medical Imaging  [FALL, SPR] or Physics & Astronomy 2805, Physics of Medical Imaging [FALL]
  • BME 4410, Biological Basis of Imaging [SPR] or BME 4420, Quantitative and Functional Imaging  [FALL]
  • A course in mathematical methods, such as BME 7410A-C, Quantitative Methods in BME [FALL]


Two or more elective courses, recommended to include:

  • An imaging science elective
  • A biological science elective
















Six credits selected from the following quantitative courses:

  • IGP 8002: Quantitative Bioregulation Modules [SPR]
  • BMIF 7311: Systems Biology [SPR]
  • CANB 8347: Cancer Systems Biology [SPR]
  • Physics 8124: Physical Measurements on Biological Systems [SPR]
  • Physics 8126: Theoretical and Experimental Systems Biology
  • Physics 8105: Biophysical Models of Cancer [FALL]


Three credits selected from the following topical courses:

  • CANB 8342: Advanced Concepts in Cancer Biology [FALL]
  • CBIO 8310: Cell Biology [FALL]
  • CBIO 8345: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience [SPR]
  • M&IM 8329: Molecular Virology [FALL]
  • M&IM 3283: Molecular and Cellular Immunology [FALL]
  • MP&B 8327: Molecular Endocrinology [FALL]


Similar advanced quantitative or topical courses may be substituted with DGS and GEC approval