Kenyon College

Biology
Molecular Biology major program
Biochemistry major program

Chemistry 
NMR
Biomolecules
HHMI

2003 External Review
Program Information

Program Overview
Core Faculty
Courses
Student Projects

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Kenyon College

Program Overview

Core Faculty, 2003-04

Chemistry
Biology
Rosemary A. Marusak, Co-Director
(bioinorganic chemistry)
Joan L. Slonczewski, Co-Director
(bacterial genetics and proteomics)
Sheryl Hemkin (biophysical chemistry) 
Kathryn Edwards (plant physiology & biophysics)
John K. Lutton (biochemistry)
Karen Hicks (plant genetics)
 Hussen Mohammed (bioorganic chemistry) 
Chris Gillen (invertebrate molecular physiology)
Anthony Watson (organic chemistry)
Harry Itagaki (invertebrate cell physiology)
 
Wade Powell (vertebrate molecular biology)

Courses
For full course links see Biology and Chemistry

Major Requirements
Units
Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
CHEM 111-112 Introductory Chemistry
or CHEM 115-116 Honors Introductory Chemistry
 
 
CHEM 113-114 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
or CHEM 117-118 Honors Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
 1
 
 
CHEM 231-232 Organic Chemistry
 1
 
 
CHEM 233-234 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
 1/2
 
 
BIOL 113 From Cell to Organism
 1/2
 
 
BIOL 114 Genetics and Development
1/2 
 
 
BIOL 363  Molecular Biology and Genomics
 1/2
 
 
 BIOL 364 Gene Manipulation
 1/2
 
 
 CHEM 356 Biochemistry
 1/2
 
 
CHEM 335 Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
 1/2
 
 
CHEM 341 Instrumental Analysis
 1/2
 
 
CHEM 371 Biochemistry Advanced Laboratory
 1/4
 
 
Two labs from: CHEM 372, 373, 374, 375, 376
 1/2
 
 
One course from: BIOL 109-110, 109-111, 233, 238, 255, 321, 
333, 341, 345, 355, 366
 1/2
 
 
BIOL 109 and 110 or 111, Introductory Laboratory in Biology
 1/2
 
 
Two courses from: BIOL 233, 238, 255, 321, 333, 341, 345, 358, or 366
 1
 
 
One advanced lab from: BIOL 234, 239, 256, 322, 342, 346, 367, or CHEM 371
1/4
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Senior Exercise under Chemistry (BCHM) or Biology (MBIO)
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Student Projects -- Examples

Honors Thesis: Characterization of pse12, a mutation
that Restores Photoperiod Sensitivity in elf3 Mutant Plants
By Ansley Scott '02

Research Poster: Analysis of two Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptors (AHR)
in Xenopus Laevis
By Catherine Beck 02

Research Poster: Acetate and Formate Stress: Opposite Responses in Escherichia coli K-12
By Lisa Maurer '04 et al, published as Kirkpatrick at al, J. Bacteriol. 183:6466-6477

Biomolecule Tutorial: Tamoxifen, Diethylstilbesterol and Estrogen Receptor.
By Sara Pecorak '04 and Tom Susman '04.

Biomolecule Tutorial: C. elegans Tc3 Transposase
By Niki Watson '01 and Ashley Rowatt '03

Senior Exercise in Biochemistry:
By Aaron Hamilton

Biochemistry lab presentation by Ansley Scott '02

Biochemistry course webpaper by William Ward '00