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Biochemistry M.S. Outcome Data
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Coursework

The following table shows the graduate-level courses taught in 2017-2018, their graduate student enrollment, and the level of contribution that each course makes towards the Department’s three learning objectives:

Course Number

Course Title

 Student Enrollment, 2017-18*

 Student Enrollment, 2016-17*

Student Enrollment, 2015-16*

L1: Mastery of Fundamental Skills

L2: Development of Research Skills

L3: Commun-ication Skills

CHEM 6010

QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

0

2

0

 

 

 

CHEM 6020

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY

0

0

4

 

 

 

CHEM 6250

CURRICULAR PRACT TRAINING

0

0

1

M

H

H

CHEM 6300

ADV MODERN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3

0

7

H

L

M

CHEM 6500

REACT/MECH INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

6

0

6

 

 

 

CHEM 6510

CHEMICAL GROUP THEORY

0

0

5

H

M

L

CHEM 6700

ADV BIOCHEMISTRY I

0

0

5

H

M

L

CHEM 6720

PRINCIPLES OF ENZYMOLOGY I

10

6

5

H

M

M

CHEM 6730

PRIN OF ENZYMOLOGY II

0

7

0

H

M

M

CHEM 6740

CELLULAR COMMUNICATION

9

4

6

H

H

L

CHEM 6750

STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

12

6

0

H

H

L

CHEM 6760

PRINCIPLES OF BIOENERGETICS

9

5

5

 

 

 

CHEM 6770

BIOCHEMICAL METHODS

8

6

0

H

H

M

CHEM 7020

STATISTICAL MECHANICS

1

2

0

 

 

 

CHEM 7300

REACT/SYN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

0

5

0

 

 

 

CHEM 7310

ORGANIC STRUCTURE/SPECTROS

0

8

0

H

H

L

CHEM 7530

ST:ELECTROCHEMICAL METHODS/SYS

0

6

0

 

 

 

CHEM 7600

ANALYTICAL SPECTROSCOPY

2

0

0

H

H

M

CHEM 7770

ST:MICRO AND SPECTRO TECHNIQUE

0

0

3

H

H

M

CHEM 7770

DISCOVERY/EXPLOITA OF THE GENE

8

0

0

L

M

H

CHEM 7770

ST: NATURE-INSPIRED BIOSENSORS

0

0

5

H

L

L

CHEM 7770

ST:STRUCT,FUNCT,Ð OF CRISPR

4

0

0

H

M

M

CHEM 7770

ST:PRINCIPLES STRUCTURAL BIO

0

0

1

H

H

L

CHEM 7770

GRAPH REPRES OF BIOLMOL STRUCT

0

7

0

M

H

M

CHEM 7800

SEMINAR

45

75

78

M

M

H

CHEM 7800

ST: BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR

28

15

14

L

L

H

CHEM 7800

ST: ORGAN/INORGAN SEMINAR

11

18

8

M

M

H

CHEM 7800

ST: PHYS/ANALY SEMINAR

6

2

4

 

 

 

*In each case, all enrolled students passed the course. 

Annual Reviews

The following table shows the number of M.S. students who participated in annual reviews each during each of the last three academic years.

 

Number of M.S. students in Program required to complete Annual Review

Number of M.S. students who participated in an Annual Review

2017-18

4 4

2016-17

4 4

2015-16

4 4

Oral and Poster Presentations

 

The number of students who took the Seminar Course (CHEM 7800) is provided in the table under Coursework. 

The following table provides information about the number of presentations (oral and poster) given at conferences and professional meetings that included M.S. students as authors during the last three years.

 

Number of oral presentations at conferences or research meetings with one or more MS student authors

Number of poster presentations at conferences or research meetings with one or more MS student authors

2019

0

1

2018

0

1

2017

0

9

2019 M.S. Student Poster Presentations

Jenna Bouvang, Nick Dickenson. 
Comparative Biophysical Characterization of T3SS Translocon Proteins from Salmonella and Shigella Provide Insight into Host Membrane Disruption.2019 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

2018 M.S. Student Poster Presentations

Jamie Burgess, Robert Burgess, Nick Dickenson. Spa47 Oligomerization Plays a Key Role in ATPase Activation and Function in the Shigella TypeIII Secretion System.American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Meeting.

2017 M.S. Student Poster Presentations

Hannah Demler, Jamie Burgess, Yalemi Morales, Sean Johnson, Nick Dickenson. Characterization of Predicted Interfacial Salt Bridges in Spa47 to Better Understand the Mechanism of Oligomer Based Spa47 Activation. 2017 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Jenna Bouvang, Abram Bernard, Nick Dickenson. Development and Characterization of a Highly Soluble Construct of the Shigella Flexneri Translocator Protein IpaC.2017 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Abram Bernard, T Jessop, Prashant Kumar, Nick Dickenson. Deoxycholate –Enhanced Shigella Virulence is Regulated by a R areπ -Helix in the Type Three Secretion System Tip Protein IpaD. 2017 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Jamie Burgess, Joshua Reid, Nick Dickenson. Exploring Oligomerization States of Spa47, a Shigella Type Three Secretion System (T3SS) ATPase2017 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Heather Jones, Nick Dickenson. Shigella Spa47 Regulator Proteins Provide a Potential Means of Controlling Type Three Secretion System Activation and Pathogen Virulence2017 Hansen Life Sciences Retreat at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Justin Pinkston, Alvan Hengge. A WPD Loop Mutation of the Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases YopH, PTP1B, and SSO Investigates the Connection Between Structure and Catalysis.Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

Jenna Bouvang, Jamie Burgess, Robert Burgess, Yalemi Morales, Sean Johnson, Nick Dickenson. Structural and Biochemical Characterization of Spa47 Provides Mechanistic Insight into Type Three Secretion System ATPase Activation and Shigella Virulence RegulationPosters on the Hill in Washington D.C.

Jenna Bouvang, Jamie Burgess, Robert Burgess, Yalemi Morales, Sean Johnson, Nick Dickenson. Development and Characterization of a Highly Soluble Construct of the Shigella Flexneri Translocator Protein, IpaC.USU Student Research Symposium at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.

Jenna Bouvang, Jamie Burgess, Robert Burgess, Yalemi Morales, Sean Johnson, NickDickenson. Structural and Biochemical Characterization of Spa47 Provides Mechanistic Insight into Type Three Secretion System ATPase Activation and Shigella Virulence Regulation. National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Memphis, Tennessee.

Publications

 

The following table provides information about the number of publications with M.S. student authors during 2018 and 2019.

 

Number of publications with one or more MS students as authors

2019

2

2018

1


2019 M.S. Student Publications


Taylor, H.N., Warner, E.E., Armbrust, M.J., Crowley, V.M., Olsen, K.J., Jackson, R.N. (2019) “Structural basis of Type IV CRISPR RNA biogenesis by a Cas6 encoribonuclease.” RNA Biology, 16:10, 1438-1447.

Soundararajan, M., Ledbetter, R., Kusuma, P., Zhen, S., Ludden, P., Bugbee, B., Ensign, S.A., Seefeldt, L.C. (2019) "Phototrophic N2 and CO2 Fixation Using a Rhodopseudomonas palustris-H2 Mediated Electrochemical System with Infrared Photons." Front. Microbiol. 10:1817.

2018 M.S. Student Publications

Morales, Y., Olsen, K.J., Bulcher, J.M., Johnson, S.J. (2018) “Structure of frequency-interacting RNA helicase from neurospora crassa reveals high flexibility in a domain critical for circadian rhythm and RNA surveillance.” PLoS one, 13(5): e0196642. 

Thesis Defenses

 

The following table provides information about the number of thesis defenses during the last three academic years.

 

Number of M.S. students who undertook a thesis defense

Number of M.S. students who passed the thesis defense

Number of M.S. students who left the program due to failure to pass the thesis defense

2017-18

1

1

0

2016-17

0

0

0

2015-16

4

4

0