BT 500. Principles of Biotechnology - Nucleic Acid Technology. 3 Hours.

Theories and knowledge required for the development and commercialization of nucleic acid-based technology for the biotechnology industry including genes, cloning, detection, therapies, diagnostics, and analysis.

BT 550. Principles of Biotechnology - Amino Acid Technology. 3 Hours.

Theories and knowledge required for the development and commercialization of amino acid-based technology for the biotechnology industry including protein-based therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines, and research reagents.

BT 600. Principles of Biotechnology - Systems Biology & Pharmacology. 3 Hours.

Theories and knowledge required for the understanding of the science and technology of systems biology and pharmacology.

BT 605. Applications of Biochemistry in Biotechnology. 4 Hours.

Current concepts of human biochemistry and molecular biology; protein structure and function, enzymes, intermediary metabolism, biosynthesis of lipids, and utilization of lipids; special emphasis on the molecular basis of inherited genetic diseases, acquired diseases, and clinically-related biochemistry in Biotechnology.

BT 650. Applications in Biotechnology I. 2 Hours.

Lab provides the opportunity to set-up, perform, and interpret the results of various molecular assays. These include, but are not limited to, the following: nucleic acid isolation, enzymatic manipulation of nucleic acids, gel electrophoresis, amplifications reactions and hybridization reactions. Most of the laboratory work will involve a eukaryotic system.

BT 651. Applications in Biotechnology II. 2 Hours.

A laboratory that prepares students for the biotechnology industry by teaching how recombinant DNA can be used to generate specific proteins in any protein expression system.

BT 652. Applications in Biotechnology III. 2 Hours.

Laboratory applications required for the research and development of nucleic acid and amino acid based technology for the biotechnology industry.

BT 670. Bench to Commercialization I. 3 Hours.

Focus on growth of a biotechnology company from inception through the early stages of development. Topics will include market assessment, business plan development, raising capital, and regulatory and quality systems requirements for drugs, biologics, medical devices or combination products.

BT 671. Bench to Commercialization II. 3 Hours.

Focus is on the issues and challenges affecting the life cycle of a biotechnology company and product as it progresses through the different stages of development including regulatory strategies, financing strategies, business development, and marketing strategies.

BT 672. Bench to Commercialization III. 3 Hours.

Focus is on the role of managers and leaders within biotechnology companies as they undergo constant change. The course will review effective communication strategies, problem solving tactics, leadership skills and development of methods to implement change. Students will focus on developing writing, verbal, and presentation skills through a series of projects.

BT 675. Special Topics in Biotechnology. 1-4 Hour.

Exploration of current issues in Biotechnology.

BT 676. Innovative Technologies in Biotechnology. 1 Hour.

An overview of new and innovative technologies used in the discovery, development, and production of biotechnology products. This will include a series of guest speakers who have successfully discovered novel technologies and products and transitioned them into early-stage companies.

BT 690. Capstone: Integrating Basic Science and Product Development. 1-4 Hour.

Synthesis of biotechnology knowledge used to develop innovative products for the life science industry. Application of product phases including the discovery, preclinical, clinical, FDA review and post-marketing surveillance. Working on teams, to select products/medical devices and critically evaluate how these products were developed and identify strengths and weaknesses in each phase of development.

BT 695. Biotechnology Internship. 2-4 Hours.

Supervised basic research in areas including molecular biology, protein chemistry, drug discovery, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Students are trained in research planning and execution, problem-solving, team work, and data analysis and presentation.

BT 698. Non-Thesis Research. 1-6 Hour.

Non Thesis Research.