The Baird Lab

Manipulating proteases, so you don't have to.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Biochemistry Courses

CHEM 340: Biochemistry I
  • Protein structure and function; carbohydrate metabolism; enzyme kinetics and thermodynamics; electron transport chain.
  • Fall 2015 Syllabus

CHEM 341: Biochemistry II
  • Biosynthesis and degradation of lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides; protein synthesis, folding and degradation; DNA and RNA structure; DNA replication and transcription.
  • Fall 2017 Syllabus

CHEM 343: Biochemistry I Lab
  • Chemical and enzymatic experiments involving proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids with emphasis on enzyme kinetics. Utilization of standard and modern biochemical techniques.
  • Fall 2016 Syllabus

CHEM 349: General Biochemistry
  • Survey of major areas in biochemistry including enzymology, bioenergetics, and carbohydrate, lipid and nucleic acid metabolism.


Other Undergraduate Courses

CHEM 115: General Chemistry I
  • Essential concepts of atomic properties, atomic interactions, reaction chemistry, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and equilibria.

CHEM 470: Biochemistry Research
  • Intended for motivated students interested in independent research. Requires 6-9 hours of research each week, lecture attendance, formal poster presentation, and written report

CHEM 699: Independent Research in Biochemistry
  • Laboratory or library research work focused on chemistry and biochemistry problems directed by a department faculty. For advanced, superior students majoring or minoring in chemistry or biochemistry.


Graduate Courses

CHEM 800: Proteins and Enzymes: Structure, Function and Engineering
  • Understanding structure-function relationships in proteins and enzymes.

CHEM 880: Graduate Seminar
  • Exploration of current areas and methods of chemical research. Oral presentations and scientific writing. Should be taken during the first year of graduate work.