BIOC 199:
Undergraduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 118

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Artandi, S. (PI);
Beachy, P. (PI);
Brandman, O. (PI);
Chu, G. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Davis, R. (PI);
Ferrell, J. (PI);
Harbury, P. (PI);
Herschlag, D. (PI);
Khosla, C. (PI);
Kim, P. (PI);
Krasnow, M. (PI);
Li, L. (PI);
Long, S. (PI);
Pfeffer, S. (PI);
Rohatgi, R. (PI);
Salzman, J. (PI);
Spudich, J. (PI);
Straight, A. (PI);
Theriot, J. (PI);
Yeh, E. (PI)
BIOC 200:
Applied Biochemistry
Enrollment limited to MD candidates. Fundamental concepts of biochemistry as applied to clinical medicine. Topics include vitamins and cofactors, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides, and the integration of metabolic pathways. Clinical case studies discussed in smallgroup, problembased learning sessions.
Terms: Aut

Units: 2

Grading: Medical School MD Grades
BIOC 202:
Biochemistry Bootcamp
Open to first year Biochemistry students and to other PhD students with consent of instructor. Handson, weeklong immersion in biochemical methods and practice, highthroughput sequencing and data analysis, theory and application of light microscopy, and computational approaches to modern biological problems.
Terms: Aut

Units: 1

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOC 205:
Molecular Foundations of Medicine
For medical students. The course examines the impact of molecular biology on medicine. Topics include DNA replication, recombination, and repair; genomics; gene transcription; protein translation; and proteins in cell decisionmaking. Medical impact is examined in patient presentations and small group discussions of papers from the medical literature.
Terms: Aut

Units: 4

Grading: Medical School MD Grades
BIOC 215:
Frontiers in Biological Research (DBIO 215, GENE 215)
Students analyze cutting edge science, develop a logical framework for evaluating evidence and models, and enhance their ability to design original research through exposure to experimental tools and strategies. The class runs in parallel with the Frontiers in Biological Research seminar series. Students and faculty meet on the Tuesday preceding each seminar to discuss a landmark paper in the speaker's field of research. Following the Wednesday seminar, students meet briefly with the speaker for a freerange discussion which can include insights into the speakers' paths into science and how they pick scientific problems.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOC 221:
The Teaching of Biochemistry
Required for teaching assistants in Biochemistry. Practical experience in teaching on a onetoone basis, and problem set design and analysis. Familiarization with current lecture and text materials; evaluations of class papers and examinations. Prerequisite: enrollment in the Biochemistry Ph.D. program or consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 3

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Artandi, S. (PI);
Beachy, P. (PI);
Brandman, O. (PI);
Chu, G. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Davis, R. (PI);
Ferrell, J. (PI);
Harbury, P. (PI);
Herschlag, D. (PI);
Khosla, C. (PI);
Kim, P. (PI);
Krasnow, M. (PI);
Li, L. (PI);
Long, S. (PI);
Pfeffer, S. (PI);
Rohatgi, R. (PI);
Salzman, J. (PI);
Spudich, J. (PI);
Straight, A. (PI);
Theriot, J. (PI);
Yeh, E. (PI)
BIOC 257:
Currents in Biochemistry
Discussions with Biochemistry faculty on their research careers. Getting to know the faculty, how they think, what drives them, how they chose their directions, and how they made tactical and strategic research decisions along the way.
Terms: Aut

Units: 1

Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOC 299:
Directed Reading in Biochemistry
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 118

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Artandi, S. (PI);
Beachy, P. (PI);
Brandman, O. (PI);
Chu, G. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Davis, R. (PI);
Ferrell, J. (PI);
Harbury, P. (PI);
Herschlag, D. (PI);
Khosla, C. (PI);
Kim, P. (PI);
Krasnow, M. (PI);
Li, L. (PI);
Long, S. (PI);
Pfeffer, S. (PI);
Rohatgi, R. (PI);
Salzman, J. (PI);
Spudich, J. (PI);
Straight, A. (PI);
Theriot, J. (PI);
Ting, A. (PI);
Yeh, E. (PI)
BIOC 350:
Development of Thesis Research
Biochemistry 2nd year PhD students with permission of instructor only. Students place their thesis research into a broader scientific perspective, identify important questions to ask, and learn to communicate these clearly. The course includes a series of roundtable discussions with students and faculty about the students' proposed research topics. The initial focus is on developing the equivalent of a specific aims page for a research grant.
Terms: Aut

Units: 2

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
BIOC 370:
Medical Scholars Research
Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 418

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Medical School MD Grades
Instructors: ;
Artandi, S. (PI);
Beachy, P. (PI);
Brandman, O. (PI);
Chu, G. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Davis, R. (PI);
Ferrell, J. (PI);
Harbury, P. (PI);
Herschlag, D. (PI);
Khosla, C. (PI);
Kim, P. (PI);
Krasnow, M. (PI);
Li, L. (PI);
Long, S. (PI);
Pfeffer, S. (PI);
Rohatgi, R. (PI);
Salzman, J. (PI);
Spudich, J. (PI);
Straight, A. (PI);
Theriot, J. (PI);
Yeh, E. (PI)
BIOC 399:
Graduate Research and Special Advanced Work
Allows for qualified students to undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 118

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Artandi, S. (PI);
Beachy, P. (PI);
Brandman, O. (PI);
Chu, G. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Davis, R. (PI);
Ferrell, J. (PI);
Harbury, P. (PI);
Herschlag, D. (PI);
Khosla, C. (PI);
Kim, P. (PI);
Krasnow, M. (PI);
Li, L. (PI);
Long, S. (PI);
Pfeffer, S. (PI);
Rohatgi, R. (PI);
Salzman, J. (PI);
Spudich, J. (PI);
Straight, A. (PI);
Theriot, J. (PI);
Yeh, E. (PI)
BIOC 459:
Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences (BIO 459, BIOE 459, CHEM 459, CHEMENG 459, PSYCH 459)
Students register through their affiliated department; otherwise register for CHEMENG 459. For specialists and nonspecialists. Sponsored by the Stanford BioX Program. Three seminars per quarter address scientific and technical themes related to interdisciplinary approaches in bioengineering, medicine, and the chemical, physical, and biological sciences. Leading investigators from Stanford and the world present breakthroughs and endeavors that cut across core disciplines. Preseminars introduce basic concepts and background for nonexperts. Registered students attend all preseminars; others welcome. See http://biox.stanford.edu/courses/459.html. Recommended: basic mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 0

Repeatable for credit

Grading: TGR
Instructors: ;
Artandi, S. (PI);
Beachy, P. (PI);
Brandman, O. (PI);
Chu, G. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Davis, R. (PI);
Ferrell, J. (PI);
Harbury, P. (PI);
Herschlag, D. (PI);
Khosla, C. (PI);
Kim, P. (PI);
Krasnow, M. (PI);
Li, L. (PI);
Long, S. (PI);
Pfeffer, S. (PI);
Rohatgi, R. (PI);
Salzman, J. (PI);
Spudich, J. (PI);
Straight, A. (PI);
Theriot, J. (PI);
Yeh, E. (PI)
BIOC 802:
TGR Dissertation
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 0

Repeatable for credit

Grading: TGR
Instructors: ;
Artandi, S. (PI);
Beachy, P. (PI);
Brandman, O. (PI);
Chu, G. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Davis, R. (PI);
Ferrell, J. (PI);
Harbury, P. (PI);
Herschlag, D. (PI);
Khosla, C. (PI);
Kim, P. (PI);
Krasnow, M. (PI);
Li, L. (PI);
Long, S. (PI);
Pfeffer, S. (PI);
Rohatgi, R. (PI);
Salzman, J. (PI);
Spudich, J. (PI);
Straight, A. (PI);
Theriot, J. (PI);
Yeh, E. (PI)