IU School of Medicine



The biochemistry elective is designed principally for students who wish to undertake biomedical research at a basic level. The student may select certain graduate lecture courses and/or participate in one of the current research programs of the Department of Biochemistry. This elective is also recommended for students registered in a combined M.D. - Ph.D. (M.S.) program, or who may be interested in a research based fellowship during/following residency.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Mark Goebl (mgoebl@iu.edu)

Director: Mark Goebl, Ph.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Medical Science Building (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Faculty, including Charlie Dong, PhD, Mark Goebl, PhD, Millie Georgiadis, PhD, Maureen Harrington, PhD, Lawrence Quilliam, PhD, Peter Roach, PhD, Yuichiro Takagi and Mu Wang.

Learning Objectives

  • Read and summarize relevant biochemical literature and/or design and carry out a biochemical experiment with the appropriate controls (PBLI1)


  • Research Evaluation Form; (Participation; research paper or oral presentation to research group)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status. Strong undergraduate (and medical) science record and/or experience.

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 30

Time Distribution: Laboratory and/or Lecture/Seminar 0-100%

Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Mark Goebl (mgoebl@iu.edu)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None