BIOC 791B Syllabus

Free Radicals and Redox Biomedicine (BIOC 791B)

Spring Semester 2019


2.0 Credits


Graduate, Professional

Registration Dates:

Oct 01, 2018 to Jan 11, 2019

Class Location/Times:

HSC-South 5502, 11:00 am - 11:50 am Jan 07, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Course Information:

An introductory course in Free Radicals and Redox Biomedicine focused on: 1) biologically-relevant free radicals and allied reactive species, 2) physicochemical properties and methods of detection, 3) physiologic and pathophysiologic roles and 4) redox signaling.

Prerequisite: Graduate level biochemistry, physical chemistry and/or biophysics. Undergraduates only by permission of instructor.


Valery Khramtsov
5524 HSC-S ph. 304-293-4470


Eric Kelley
3072B HSC-N, 304-293-6064

Michael Gunther
3119 HSN, 304-293-0714

Textbook: (highly recommended): B.Halliwell and J.Gutteridge 2015 “Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine”, Oxford University Press; 5 edition.

Homework: Homework will be given after each main theme and is due the next meeting after the theme is finished. Besides, students are expected to reed as much as they can from recommended references/textbooks .

Exams: Midterm tests and comprehensive open book final or alternative paper presentation will be given. There will be no make-up exams.

Term Paper and Presentation. You will have to prepare a review of the paper(s) and give a 15 minute presentation on a course topic. You can pick up your own topic (with lecturer’s approval) or ask for one.

Grading: Grade will be based on the results of first (20%) and final exam/presentation (40%), homework (20%) and attendance (20%).

Attendance: Attendance is mandatory at all class meetings. Failure to attend >= 20% of class meeting will result in your grade dropping by one letter (e.g., from A to B or from B to C).