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.020.312/612 Introduction to the Human Brain
  • AS.020.650  Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
  • AS.020.662 Single-Molecular Approaches to 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.510.436/636 Biomaterials for Cell Engineering
  • EN.510.621 Biomolecular Materials I – Soluble Proteins and Amphiphiles
  • EN.510.636 Biomaterials for Cell Engineering
  • EN.540.405/605 Modern Data Analysis and Machine Learning for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers
  • EN.540.614  Computational Protein Structure Prediction and Design
  • EN.540.622 Introduction to Polymeric Materials
  • EN.540.628  Supramolecular Materials and Nanomedicine
  • EN.540.635  Software Carpentry
  • 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.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.340.711  Bacterial cell and developmental biology
  • ME.340.712  Bacterial Signaling and Communities
  • 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.140.651 Methods in Biostatistics I
  • 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.260.627 Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections
  • PH.260.633  Autoimmune Diseases of the Endocrine Glands