[Winter] This course emphasizes the fundamentals of pharmacology and chemical reactions vital to drug action and design. Clinically important drugs will be used as examples. The course is aimed at undergraduates, who have a basic ground in organic chemistry and are interested in learning about drug design and the molecular mechanisms by which drugs act in the body. Consequently, the course is of particular interest to students who might be considering a future career in the pharmaceutical industry and medicine.
[Winter] This course will provide the fundamentals of electrochemistry as applied to solve problems of analysis. The course will focus on electrode types and materials, surface derivatization methods for preparation of chemically-modified electrodes, pulse forms and sequences for voltammetry, electron transfer, and relay systems for ‘molecular wiring’, and examples of biosensor technology. Electrochemical sensors such as those for glucose and DNA analysis will serve as a platform for consideration of device engineering, and to examine requirements for commercialization of device technologies.