BIOC 109B:
The Human Genome and Disease: Genetic Diversity and Personalized Medicine (BIO 109B)
Continuation of 109A/209A. Genetic drift: the path of human predecessors out of Africa to Europe and then either through Asia to Australia or through northern Russia to Alaska down to the W. Coast of the Americas. Support for this idea through the histocompatibility genes and genetic sequences that predispose people to diseases. Guest lectures from academia and pharmaceutical companies. Prerequisite: Biology or Human Biology core. Students with a major, minor or coterm in Biology: 109A/209A or 109B/209B may count toward degree program but not both.
Terms: Spr

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER: DBNatSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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 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 241:
Biological Macromolecules (BIOE 241, BIOPHYS 241, SBIO 241)
The physical and chemical basis of macromolecular function. Topics include: forces that stabilize macromolecular structure and their complexes; thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of macromolecular folding, binding, and allostery; diffusional processes; kinetics of enzymatic processes; the relationship of these principles to practical application in experimental design and interpretation. The class emphasizes interactive learning, and is divided among lectures, inclass group problem solving, and discussion of current and classical literature. Enrollment limited to 30. Prerequisites: Background in biochemistry and physical chemistry recommended but material available for those with deficiency in these areas; undergraduates with consent of instructor only.
Terms: Spr

Units: 5

Grading: Medical Option (MedLtrCR/NC)
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);
Yeh, E. (PI)
BIOC 360:
Developing an Original Research Proposal
Biochemistry 3rd year PhD students with permission of instructor only. Students foster broad familiarity with the biomedical literature and learn to develop new research directions. Topics well outside of each student's research topic are chosen for regular informal journal club presentations. Students work with faculty to hone skills for identifying important open scientific questions, formulating hypotheses, and refining experimental logic. Students work collectively to create a "model" research proposal on a topic of general interest to the group, and then individually to develop an original proposal on a topic of each student's choice.
Terms: Spr

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Medical 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)