• Semester Offered: Fall
  • Credits: 3


Pre-requisites: 01:160:307 or Honors 01:160:315. Credit not given for both 01:694:407 and 01:694:301 or 11:115:301 or 11:115:403.

Course Description

This course is a two-semester sequence offered as the primary foundation course for students interested in pursuing modern molecular biology. The first semester (01:694:407) presents a complete survey of Biochemistry topics, and the second semester (01:694:408) provides a thorough coverage of current ideas in Molecular Biology.

Topics include:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Carbohydrates, Lipids and Membranes
  • Gycolysis and the Citric Acid Cycle
  • Electron Transport
  • Membrane Transport
  • Photosynthesis and Light Reactions
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Protein Turnover and Signal Transduction
  • Gluconeogenesis and Glycogen Metabolism
  • Urea Cycle and Pentose Phosphate Pathway
  • Amino Acid and Nucleotide Catabolism and Metabolism

Course Syllabus: 

Fall 2023

Course Satisfies Departmental Learning Goals:  

Students should demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge that is needed to begin biomedical research and that is required for post-graduate exams and studies.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy:   

Four Hourly Exams*: 90%

Weekly Quizzes: 10%

The fourth hourly exam is given in the final exam time slot and there will be no cumulative final exam. The final grade is made up of the average of the exams and weekly quizzes.

Course Materials

Required Texts:
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Nelson and Cox, 8th edition, 2021
Print ISBN: 9781319230906

Course Closed?  

Contact Course Coordinator


Course Coordinator

Dr. Kevin Monahan
Nelson Biological Labs, Room A317
Phone: (848) 445-9508

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Participating Faculty:

Dr. Gabe Villegas
Nelson Biological Labs, Room A311
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.