Molecules in Life and Disease

CHEM 517

Molecules are an essential component of life as they dictate our development, enable adaptation to our environment, and carry our thoughts. This course explores the roles of molecules in normal physiological functions and disease states ranging from genetic disorders to those caused by deadly toxins, such as anthraxin toxin. Case studies on bacterial pathogenesis, drug resistance and modern drug development are among the topics that will be discussed. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry and Introductory Biology or consent of instructor.
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
Typically Offered
Fall Only