Writing the Synthesis Essay - MsEffie
This one-semester biochemistry course gives an integrated approach to the synthesis, structure, and function of macromolecular biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acid. The evolution of structural and catalytic diversity at a molecular level will provide a theme that underpins specific examples that will include: the energetics of catalysis, protein structure and folding, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, protein engineering, DNA & RNA structure and synthesis, photosynthesis & oxidative phosphorylation, and metabolism. These concepts will then be applied to understanding cellular organization at the molecular level.
Chemical Vapor Synthesis of Nanomaterials W
NBB 299 Explore NBB Research This class is designed for first- and second-year students who are looking for a broad understanding of the breadth of what NBB actually is. This class would be excellent preparation for students who have recently joined a research lab/team or who are considering joining a research lab/team. We will explore practical questions about research with discussions, cases and guest speakers. Grading will be based on class participation, reflections in a seminar journal, short investigative papers, and a professional portfolio. NBB299 is an elective for the NBB major.
The catalysts and electrochemical materials we test are synthesized in our laboratory and through collaborations with other groups nationwide. Through manipulation of the sythesis, we can tune the material properties and change the overall performace of the material.