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.030.685 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.250.685 Proteins and Nucleic Acids
AS.030.405 Introduction to Computational Chemistry
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.030.625 Advanced Mechanistic Organic Chemistry I
AS.030.626 Advanced Mechanistic Organic Chemistry II
AS.030.634 Topics in Bioorganic Chemistry
AS.030.635 Methods in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
EN.540.614 Computational Protein Structure Prediction and Design
EN.540.637 Application of Molecular Evolution to Biotechnology
ME.100.706 Fundamentals of Protein Crystallography
ME.100.709 Macromolecular Structure and Analysis
ME.100.710 Biochemical and Biophysical Principles
ME.110.728 Cell Structure and Dynamics
ME.200.707 Drug Discovery Case Studies
ME.260.708 Molecular Biology and Genetics
ME.260.709 Molecular Biology and Genomics
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.330.804 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.120.602 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.120.621 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.140.636 Perl for Bioinformatics
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