Course Descriptions



This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.

Molecular Biology & Biochemistry majors should take 694:407 instead of 694:301.

Offered:  Fall (preference given to Pharmacy students), Spring, Summer

Credits:  3

Prerequisites:  Organic Chemistry 01:160:209 or 01:160:307 or  01:160:315

Course Description:  Chemistry and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biologically important compounds.

Topics include:

  • Amino Acids and Proteins
  • DNA
  • Hemoglobin
  • Enzyme Kinetics
  • Membranes
  • Signal Transduction
  • Metabolism
  • Carbohydrates
  • Glycolysis
  • Citric Acid Cycle
  • Mitochondria
  • Glycogen
  • Fatty Acid Metabolism
  • Biosynthesis of Amino Acids and Nucleotides
  • DNA Repair and Replication
  • RNA Metabolism
  • Protein Metabolism

Course URL: Sakai site

Course satisfies Learning Goals:

1. 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:  3 Hourly exams and a non-cumulative final exam

Course Materials

Biochemistry, 8th edition, by Berg, Tymoczko, and Stryer with Gatto, 2015 WH Freeman ISBN 13: 978 14641-2610-9; ISBN 10: 14641-2610-9

Student Companion to Biochemistry, 8th edition ISBN possibly [11-4641-8803-3]

Course Closed?

In the fall semester, Section 01 is reserved for pharmacy students. If you are not a pharmacy student and are trying to register for section 02, please email the instructor for assistance.


Dr. Frank Deis
Nelson Biology Labs A-311
phone: (732) 445-2814
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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.