Applies and extends the biochemical concepts learned in BC 351 to macromolecules and molecular processes based on nucleic acids.
If you have not met the listed prerequisites, enrollment in this course may be granted on an as-approved basis. Please contact the faculty member to seek approval.
Previous coursework in biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry suggested. If you have questions or concerns regarding your preparation for success in this course please contact the instructor.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Biochemistry Update
- Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (Looseleaf), 7th Ed. (2017)
Nelson and Cox
This 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.
Dr. Paul J. Laybourn
Dr. Paul Laybourn earned his BS in Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After working in the Biotech industry for three years in the San Francisco Bay Area he went on to obtain his Ph.D in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego he was excited to land a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO just 40 miles from where he was born (Cheyenne, WY). Dr. Laybourn has taught courses in genetics, cell biology and biochemistry from the freshman to graduate level for over 20 years. He currently conducts research in cancer biology and how to improve learning outcomes in science courses at the college level in collaboration with faculty in Biology, Chemistry and TILT.