BC 351 - Principles of Biochemistry

  • 4 credits

Structure and function of biological molecules; biocatalysis; metabolism and energy transduction; gene expression.
For majors in biological sciences, engineering, and preprofessional students in the health sciences.

Section 801 Required Textbooks:
Principles of Biochemistry (2016)
Aaron J. Sholders and Brian Kalet
ISBN 9781615496952

Section 802 Required Textbooks:
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 7th Ed. (2017)
Nelson and Cox
ISBN 9781429293129
This textbook textbook is available electronically through the Unizin Engage program. Enrollment in this textbook program occurs automatically as a default through the course learning management system. If you prefer to use a hard copy of the text only you will need to let the CSU bookstore you wish to opt out.


BZ 110 (Principles of Animal Biology) or BZ 120 (Principles of Plant Biology) or LIFE 102 (Attributes of Living Systems); CHEM 245 (Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry) or CHEM 341 (Modern Organic Chemistry) or CHEM 345 (Organic Chemistry).

Important Information

If you have not taken and completed 1 semester of 100-level general biology and at least 1 semester of 200-level organic chemistry, enrollment may be granted on an as-approved basis. Please contact the faculty member to seek approval ONLY IF these minimum requirements have not been met.


Brian Kalet
Brian Kalet

(970) 491-3353 | Brian.Kalet@colostate.edu

Dr. Brian Kalet earned his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts in 2002 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado in 2008. He then participated in postdoctoral research at the Animal Cancer Center at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital studying biomarkers of tumor growth, metastasis and chemoresistance. Dr. Kalet then accepted a position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology where he currently teaches upper division undergraduate biochemistry courses.