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Thomas Marsh

Associate Professor
Degree
B.S. Iowa State University
Ph.D. Iowa State University
Postdoctoral Appointment - University of Minnesota
Office
OWS 460
Phone
(651) 962-5599
Fax
2-5209
Mail
OSS 402

Professional Interests

Biochemistry, Nanoscience, Materials Science. Synthesis and analysis of self-assembled G4-DNA nanostructures, Biomaterials applications of self-assmbled G4-DNA.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 440 - 02 Biochemistry I M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OWS 257
CRN: 40055 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas C. Marsh The first course in a two-semester sequence examining the chemistry underlying biological processes. The topics addressed include a review of the properties of aqueous solutions and buffers; the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; an introduction to the properties, reaction kinetics and catalytic mechanism of enzymes; membrane structure and function; qualitative and quantitative models of bioenergetics; and an introduction to metabolic regulation and control featuring carbohydrate metabolism as well as the citric acid cycle. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall and spring semester. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 202

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CHEM 440 - 51 Biochemistry I/Lab M - - - - - - 1335 - 1735 OWS 373
CRN: 40056 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas C. Marsh The first course in a two-semester sequence examining the chemistry underlying biological processes. The topics addressed include a review of the properties of aqueous solutions and buffers; the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; an introduction to the properties, reaction kinetics and catalytic mechanism of enzymes; membrane structure and function; qualitative and quantitative models of bioenergetics; and an introduction to metabolic regulation and control featuring carbohydrate metabolism as well as the citric acid cycle. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall and spring semester. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 202

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CHEM 440 - 55 Biochemistry I/Lab - - - R - - - 1330 - 1730 OWS 373
CRN: 41931 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas C. Marsh The first course in a two-semester sequence examining the chemistry underlying biological processes. The topics addressed include a review of the properties of aqueous solutions and buffers; the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; an introduction to the properties, reaction kinetics and catalytic mechanism of enzymes; membrane structure and function; qualitative and quantitative models of bioenergetics; and an introduction to metabolic regulation and control featuring carbohydrate metabolism as well as the citric acid cycle. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered fall and spring semester. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 202

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 487 - 01 Topics: Biomaterials - T W R F - - 0930 - 1130 OWS 251
CRN: 10200 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas C. Marsh CHEM 487: Topics – Biomaterials TWRF 9:30-11:30 Prerequisites: MATH 109 or 113, and CHEM 201 or permission of instructor Biomaterials science is a subfield of material science that concerns itself with the properties of materials produced by living things and the interaction of synthetic material with living things. The potential biomedical application of biomaterials is a major segment of this interesting field. How do you create a stable graft between a titanium implant and natural bone? What are the chemical and structural spider silk that make it stronger than steel? This course explores the chemical and material properties of materials produced by living organism and materials that interface with biological systems. We will investigate the structure function properties of biopolymers and assemblies constructed from biomolecules. We will also examine the properties of inorganic and synthetic materials are used in biomedical and other applications. Topics include structure of biomolecular building blocks, structure of biopolymers, supramolecular polymers, metals, composites, application of biomaterials and methods of characterization. This course is designed as an elective course for students majoring in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, and Materials Engineering.

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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CHEM 442 - 01 Biochemistry II M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OWS 275
CRN: 20045 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Thomas C. Marsh The second course in a two-semester sequence examining the chemistry underlying biological processes. Topics include a continued investigation of bioenergetics focusing on oxidative phosphorylation and photophosphorylation; fatty acid metabolism; amino acid metabolism; nucleotide synthesis; mechanisms and regulation of gene expression; protein synthesis; and methods in genetic engineering. Lecture plus four laboratory hours per week. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 440

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