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Andrew Mehl

Professor & Chair of Biochemistry

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7270

amehl@​knox.edu

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BCHM 248 Teaching Assistant (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor; May be graded S/U at instructor's discretion; Staff

BCHM 265 Cell Biology

A comprehensive survey of the structures and functions of the cell. Organelles, membranes, and cellular processes are examined with an emphasis on biochemical aspects. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 and 130, or CHEM 212; O; Offered annually, usually fall; J. Kirkley

BCHM 295 Special Topics (1/2 or 1)

Courses offered occasionally to students in special areas of Biochemistry not covered in the usual curriculum. Staff

BCHM 301 Biochemistry I: Structure and Function

A survey of the chemical and physical nature of biological macromolecules, including nucleic acids, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates, and the biochemistry of enzyme catalysis, bioenergetics, and regulatory mechanisms. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 212 and BIOL 120; Offered annually, usually spring; J. Kirkley; A. Mehl

BCHM 302 Biochemistry II: Chemistry of Metabolism

A survey of metabolism focusing on major biochemical pathways and molecular biology. Prerequisite(s): BCHM 301; Offered annually, usually winter; J. Kirkley; A. Mehl

BCHM 310 Biochemical Methods

The principles and techniques of experimental biochemistry, focusing on methods of isolation and techniques to analyze structure and function. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 212 and BIOL 120; W; Offered annually, usually spring; J. Kirkley; A. Mehl

BCHM 333 Modern Biochemical Instrumentation

A survey into the current instrumentation used in biochemical research. This will include spectroscopic techniques (UV-Vis, IR, CD, NMR, EPR) and surface plasmon resonance (SPR). The laboratory will provide insight into identification of biological molecules and also interactions between molecules. Prerequisite(s): BCHM 301 (Biochemistry majors) or permission of the instructor (others); Offered alternate years, usually fall; A. Mehl

BCHM 334 Proteins and Enzymes

A thorough examination of proteins, focusing on how the structure of a protein relates to its function and how enzymatic activity is achieved. Classical and modern techniques that are used for mechanistic investigation of enzymes are discussed. Prerequisite(s): BCHM 301 (Biochemistry majors) or permission of the instructor (others); Offered alternate years, usually fall; A. Mehl

BCHM 335 Immunology

An investigation of the mammalian immune system at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels. Prerequisite(s): BCHM 265, or BIOL 120 and 130 with permission of the instructor; Offered alternate years, usually winter or spring; J. Kirkley

BCHM 340 Pharmacology

An introduction to basic pharmacological principles: drug distribution, drug metabolism and excretion, receptor binding and toxicology. Prerequisite(s): BCHM 265, or BIOL 120 and 130 with permission of the instructor; Offered alternate years, usually winter or spring; J. Kirkley

BCHM 345 Molecular Medicine

Disease is increasingly understood at the cellular and molecular level. This course focuses on how normal cellular and molecular processes go awry during disease, draws a correlation between biochemical malfunctions and disease characteristics and outcomes, and addresses new, molecularly-based therapies that exploit knowledge of disease mechanism to effect a cure. Prerequisite(s): BCHM 265 or BIOL 120 and 130, and junior standing; Offered alternate years, usually fall or winter; J. Kirkley

BCHM 348 Teaching Assistant (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor; May be graded S/U at instructor's discretion; Staff

BCHM 395 Special Topics (1/2 or 1)

Courses offered occasionally to students in special areas of Biochemistry not covered in the usual curriculum. Staff

BCHM 399 Independent Research (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisite(s): BCHM 310; Staff

BCHM 400 Advanced Studies (1/2 or 1)

See College Honors Program. Staff

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