CBI graduate students are required to complete eight graduate-level courses. Typically, these are completed during the first year at Johns Hopkins. 

Required Courses

CBI students are required to take Chemical Biology I (030.619) and Chemical Biology II (030.620) during their first year at Johns Hopkins.

All CBI students are required to register for CBI Forum (030.613) every semester during their graduate career. Students are also required to complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course (360.625). CBI Forum and RCR do not count toward the eight required courses. 

Selecting Your Courses

With the help of a faculty advisory committee, students select the remaining six courses based on their personal academic interests. At least two of these courses must be offered by departments other than the Department of Chemistry, and two must be chosen from the list of Foundation Courses.

Foundation Courses

AS.030.449 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds
AS.030.453  Intermediate Quantum Chemistry
AS.030.601  Statistical Mechanics
AS.030.625  Advanced Mechanistic Organic Chemistry I
AS.030.626  Advanced Mechanistic Organic Chemistry II
AS.030.677  Advanced Organic Synthesis I
AS.030.678  Advanced Organic Synthesis II
AS.250.685  Proteins and Nucleic Acids
AS.250.689  Physical Chemistry of Biological Macromolecules

Representative Courses

AS.020.650  Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
AS.020.686  Advanced Cell Biology
AS.020.687  Foundations and Applications of Molecular Biology
AS.020.739  Topics in Biochemistry
AS.250.641  Seminar on Mucosal Protection
AS.250.649  Introduction to Computing
AS.030.405  Introduction to Computational Chemistry
AS.030.423  Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biotechnology
AS.030.441  Spectroscopic Methods of Organic Structure Determination
AS.030.442  Organometallic Chemistry
AS.030.615  Special Topics in Bioinorganic Chemistry
AS.030.623  Molecular Synthetic Biology
AS.030.634  Topics in Bioorganic Chemistry
AS.030.635  Methods in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
AS.030.648 Biocatalysis: Fundamentals, Recent Advances, and Industrial Applications
AS.030.681 Nucleic Acids: Fundamental Chemistry and Applications
EN.510.621 Biomolecular Materials I – Soluble Proteins and Amphiphiles
EN.540.614  Computational Protein Structure Prediction and Design
EN.540.628  Supramolecular Materials and Nanomedicine
EN.540.635  Software Carpentry
EN.540.637  Application of Molecular Evolution to Biotechnology
EN.510.636 Biomaterials for Cell Engineering
EN.540.622 Introduction to Polymeric Materials
ME.100.706  Fundamentals of Protein Crystallography
ME.100.709  Macromolecular Structure and Analysis
ME.100.710  Biochemical and Biophysical Principles
ME.100.716  Analyses of Macromolecules
ME.110.728  Cell Structure and Dynamics
ME.200.704 Introduction to Drug Discovery
ME.200.707  Drug Discovery Case Studies
ME.260.656  Malariology
ME.260.708  Molecular Biology and Genetics
ME.260.709  Molecular Biology and Genomics
ME.260.712  Introductory Molecular Immunology
ME.260.812 Great Experiments in Biology
ME.330.707  Graduate Pharmacology
ME.330.709  Organic Mechanisms in Biology
ME.330.712  Introduction to Glycobiology
ME.330.715  Graduate Pharmacology II
ME.330.804  Mass Spectrometry in an Omics World
ME.340.712  Bacterial Signaling and Communities
ME.340.711  Bacterial cell and developmental biology
ME.360.728  Pathways and Regulation
ME 800.707  Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
PH.120.600  Biochemistry I
PH.120.601  Biochemistry II
PH.120.602  Introduction to Molecular Biology
PH.120.603  Molecular Biology of Pandemic Influenza
PH.120.608  Genetics and Gene Therapy
PH.120.613  Nucleic Acid Chemistry
PH.120.620  Fundamentals of Reproductive Biology
PH.120.621  Molecular Endocrinology
PH.120.622  Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Reproduction
PH.120.624  Cancer Biology
PH.120.626  Principles of Cell Biology
PH.120.627 Stem Cells and the Biology of Aging and Disease
PH.140.615 Statistics for Laboratory Scientists
PH.140.636  Perl for Bioinformatics
PH.187.610  Public Health Toxicology
PH.187.632  Molecular Toxicology
PH.222.651  Advanced Nutrient Metabolism
PH.260.611  Principles of Immunology I
PH.260.612  Principles of Immunology II
PH.260.623  Fundamental Virology
PH.260.633  Autoimmune Diseases of the Endocrine Glands