This successful text provides students majoring in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, and related fields with a modern and complete experience in experimental biochemistry. Its unique two-part organization offers flexibility to accommodate various requirements of the course, and allows students to reference detailed theory sections for clarification during labs. Part I, Theory and Experimental Techniques, provides in-depth theoretical discussion organized around important techniques. A valuable reference for instructors and students, it's particularly useful to instructors who prefer to use their own customized experiments. Part II, Experiments, offers optimum flexibility through 15 tested experiments designed to accommodate the capabilities of laboratories and students at most four-year schools. Alternate methods are suggested and labs may be divided into manageable hour segments.
I. THEORY AND EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES.1. Introduction to the Biochemistry Laboratory.
II. EXPERIMENTS.1. Using the Computer in Biochemical Research.
Rodney F. Boyer is Professor of Chemistry at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He received his B.A. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Westmar College, his M.S. in Organic Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry from Colorado State University. Boyer was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School in the Department of Biological Chemistry. He has served as an American Cancer Society Scholar and Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Boyer is a member of professional organizations including the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Chemical Society and the Council on Undergraduate Research. He has directed numerous research and department grants and has authored a number of journal articles and book reviews.