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400-level Courses

Course # Title/Description Hours ADV LAB SP FA SU Syllabus
MCB 400 Cancer Cell Biology 3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 401 Cellular Physiology 3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 402 Sys & Integrative Physiology 3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 406 Gene Expression & Regulation
Equivalent to: BIOC 406
3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 408 Immunology 3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 410 Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 413 Endocrinology 3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 424 Microbial Biochemistry 3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 426 Bacterial Pathogenesis 3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 428 Microbial Pathogens Laboratory 2 ADV LAB FA PDF
MCB 429 Cellular Microbiology & Disease
Not currently being offered
3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 431 Microbial Physiology
Offered in fall of odd numbered years only.
3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 432 Computing in Molecular Biology 3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 435 Evolution of Infectious Disease 3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 436 Global Biosecurity 1 ADV FA PDF
MCB 442 Comparative Immunobiology
Equivalent to: ANSC 450, PATH 410
Offered in spring of even numbered years only.
4 ADV SP
MCB 446 Physical Biochemistry
Equivalent to: BIOC 446, CHEM 472
3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 450 Introductory Biochemistry 3 SP FA SU PDF
MCB 458 Basic Human Pathology
Not currently being offered
3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 461 Cell & Molecular Neuroscience
Equivalent to: NEUR 461
3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 462 Integrative Neuroscience
Equivalent to: NEUR 462
3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 465 Human Metabolic Disease 3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 466 Neuro and Molecular Pharmacology 3 SP
MCB 471 Cell Structure and Dynamics
Not offered Fall 2021
3 ADV FA PDF
MCB 480 Eukaryotic Cell Signaling 3 ADV SP PDF
MCB 492 Senior Thesis 3 to 5 SP FA SU
MCB 493 Special Topics Mol Cell Biol
See sections for full details. Only some sections count as advanced MCB courses or advanced MCB labs.

APL – Advanced Physiology Lab, Fall and Spring; counts as advanced MCB lab

EPI – Epigenetics, Fall 2021; counts as advanced MCB course

GDC – Genetic Disorders and Counseling, FA only; counts as advanced MCB course

RCB – Archaeal Cell Biology, Not currently being offered

VIR – Virology, FA only; counts as advanced MCB course
1 to 4 ADV LAB SP FA PDF
BIOC 406 Gene Expression & Regulation
Equivalent to: MCB 406
3 ADV SP PDF
BIOC 440 Physical Chemistry Principles
Equivalent to: CHEM 440B
Only Section B is approved as an advanced MCB course.
4 ADV SP FA PDF
BIOC 446 Physical Biochemistry
Equivalent to: CHEM 472, MCB 446
3 ADV SP PDF
BIOC 455 Technqs Biochem & Biotech 4 ADV LAB SP PDF
BIOC 460 Biochemistry Senior Seminar 3 ADV FA PDF
BIOC 492 Senior Thesis 1 to 6 SP FA SU
BIOP 401 Introduction to Biophysics 3 ADV FA
BIOP 432 Photosynthesis
Equivalent to: CPSC 489, IB 421
3 FA
BIOP 470 Computational Chemical Biology
Not currently being offered
3 or 4
NEUR 403 Memory and Amnesia
Equivalent to: PSYC 403
Only approved for students with catalog year prior to Fall 2016.
3 or 4 FA
NEUR 405 Cognitive Neuroscience 3 or 4 SP
NEUR 413 Psychopharmacology
Equivalent to: PSYC 413
3 or 4 ADV SP
NEUR 414 Brain, Learning, and Memory 3 or 4 ADV SP
NEUR 417 Neuroscience of Eating & Drinking 3 or 4 FA
NEUR 421 Principles of Psychophysiology 3 or 4 FA
NEUR 432 Genes and Behavior 3 SP
NEUR 433 Evolutionary Neuroscience 3 or 4 FA
NEUR 445 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab 4 SP
NEUR 450 Cognitive Psychophysiology 3 or 4 FA
NEUR 453 Cog Neuroscience of Vision 3 or 4 FA
NEUR 461 Cell & Molecular Neuroscience 3 FA
NEUR 462 Integrative Neuroscience 3 SP