BIOC 793B Syllabus

Free Radicals and Redox Biomedicine (BIOC 793B)

Spring Semester 2022


2.0 Credits


Graduate, Professional

Registration Dates:

Oct 01, 2021 to Jan 14 (last day to register), 2022

Class Location/Times:
In person/Room TBD, 11:00 am - 11:50 am, Jan 11, 2022 - Apr 28, 2022 (Tuesday and

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)
redox signaling, 4) free radicals in health an disease: physiological and pathophysiological roles.

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

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 (10%) and attendance (30%).

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).