How can i participate different ways of conducting undergraduate research in the department of biology and biochemistry senior honors thesis a senior honors thesis (sht) is the most formal process of conducting undergraduate research. We offer two separate undergraduate majors - a bs in chemistry and a bs in biochemistry the department also offers a minor in chemistry for those students who wish to make a more serious multi-term commitment to undergraduate research, honors degrees culminating in a senior thesis are offered for both majors. The chemistry senior thesis program is designed to stimulate analytical and critical thinking and as such offers motivated and focused undergraduate students the opportunity to develop research and communication skills in preparation for a graduate or professional career.
View chemistry & biochemistry honors theses campbell, mark (2017) synthetic explorations in the pursuit of a rapid photoactivatable nitroxyl donor. Students who are interested in graduate work in biochemistry should follow the standard chemistry major with a biochemical option fact sheet requirements core chemistry (25 credits) chem 102 - general chemistry, 5 credits chem 692 - senior thesis, 2-6 credits additional requirements. Senior thesis examples graduating seniors in biological sciences have the option of submitting a senior thesis for consideration for honors and research prizes below are some examples of particularly outstanding theses from recent years (pdf).
Biochemistry 4f09, 4t15 and health sciences 4r12: senior thesis course outline 2014-2015 course coordinator biochemistry 4f09 – students are expected to spend an average of 18 hours per week, over two terms, must complete the thesis/research course application procedure found on the biochemistry website. For my senior thesis i am studying the biogenesis of a specialized lysosome-related organelle, the gut granule, in c elegans previous research in our lab identified a gene, glo-1, that is necessary for the formation of the gut granule. A senior project may consist of pure or applied research in biochemistry, or it may involve interdisciplinary work with another field such as art, biology, agriculture, civil or environmental engineering, psychology, or soil science. William t and lynn jackson senior thesis award this award was established in 2004 and is given at the end of each spring semester to the senior student who presents the best biochemistry senior thesis the award is sponsored by dr william jackson, a chemistry graduate of the university of illinois. This thesis project can be initiated after the student’s exposure to the introductory core, but must be essentially complete at the end of the fall semester of the senior year a directed summer research project, either at ripon, on another campus, or in an industrial laboratory, also could provide the basis for an acceptable thesis.
Senior thesis or senior honors thesis in biochemistry research proposal form (if this is an honors thesis, please circle honors above) the research project for the senior thesis or the senior honors thesis in biochemistry requires approval of the. Class of 2018 senior art thesis caitlin becker, natalie burkardt, claire callahan, rachel cooley, tulia day, saige devlin, sung hwan hong, cassie howard, hanna jerome, biochemistry/molecular biology caitlin anthony, optimization of eas reactions involving halide-substituted pyridinium salts. Undertaken in a laboratory of a member of the department of biochemistry and biomedical sciences assessment in this course is based on laboratory work, two oral presentations and a final thesis report.
Page 1 of 2 keck science assessment rubric for senior thesis in biochemistry learning outcomes superior 4 good 3 fair 2 poor 1 score applies knowledge of. As a student in biochemistry, you will complete three independent study projects, two in any subject and one in chemistry or biochemistry, and a biochemistry senior thesis, a project in which you will do graduate-level work. A biochemistry option track is available for students strongly interested in the interface of chemistry and biomedical or biological sciences, especially for students anticipating going to graduate school in medical sciences, biochemistry, undergraduate senior thesis in chemistry.
Guideline for writing a senior thesis except as noted below, each thesis should be about 20-25 pages in length (12 pt font, double-spaced except for abstract which may be single-spaced) and written in the style of an article to be published in a journal in the area of the research. Senior biochemistry major paige bidinotto hopes that her thesis research will help provide some insight bidinotto is completing her undergraduate thesis under the direction of dr gemma casadesus-smith, an associate professor in the department of biological sciences, who studies alzheimer’s through the lens of the aging process. Students earning a bachelor of science in biochemistry complete a year-long senior research project in the laboratory of a faculty member, culminating in a senior thesis students with a biochemistry degree are well-positioned to pursue careers in medicine biochemical, pharmaceutical, and industrial research public health and law.