BCH 607 DNA Replication and Repair, 2 credits

This course is cross-listed in the departments of Microbiology and Biochemistry. This course, for advanced PhD students, consists of a single, two-hour meeting per week. It utilizes a seminar/journal club format and all class readings consist of primary research articles in the general areas of DNA replication, DNA repair, and how these processes are regulated. Students taking this course should have satisfactorily completed BMS 503 or an equivalent advanced graduate-level biochemistry course covering biosynthesis of DNA in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In addition, students should have experience in the reading and analysis of primary research articles. Students are graded on their presentations of the primary research articles and on their participation in class discussions.