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  • Posted on 08/27/2010 by Lingling
  1. First class on 08/30, Monday
  • Posted on 08/31/2010 by Lingling
  1. The PPT for Wednesday's class is available online now. Please print out the reference papers as well as the PPT for notes taking in class.
  2. The user name and password for accessing all the materials in class are on the information sheet we handed out on Monday
  3. The presentation topics and associated papers will be assigned alphabetically. However, if anyone has special interest in a specific topic, please email me and let me know before the presentation schedule is finalized.

  • Posted on 09/07/2010 by Lingling
  1. The PPT for Wednesday's class is available online now.
  2. The presentation schedule is posted. Further modification is needed.
  3. Everyone in the class should be getting an email from me about the presentation schedule. For those who didn't fill in the contact sheet in the first two classes, please email me and let me know your email address. Do email me as well if you don't get my email.
  • Posted on 09/07/2010 by Lingling
  1. I updated the presentation schedule and it's available online. Note that this is still not the final version so don't start preparing for your talk yet.
  2. Everyone in the class should be getting my email tonight about the update of the schedule. If not, that means I don't have your correct email address and please come to see me after Monday's class.
  • Posted on 09/23/2010 by Lingling
  1. Quiz I will be held on Monday in class. It will be thirty-minute closed book quiz. The talk on 09/20 will not be covered in this quiz.
  2. The 20 amino acid side chain structure chart is available as the 2nd reference for the class of 09/13.
  3. The students will start to give presentations from next Wednesday's class. The PPT presentation should be approximately thirty minutes long. Presenters please be prepared for your topics. And PPT for the presentation and 3 associated questions (1 easy, 1 medium, 1 hard) need to be submitted to the TA by the day of your talk.
  • Posted on 10/06/2010 by Lingling
  1. The average score for quiz I is 17.13 out of 25. If you need any help with the problems in the quiz, feel free to make an appointment with me and discuss about them.
  2. Quiz II will be held on 10/11, next Monday. The problems will cover the materials we discussed in class and in the ppt notes. Also, everyone in the class should read the 1st reference paper assigned for each topic.
  3. Students who presented should email me the three quiz questions (one simple, one medium and one hard).


  • Posted on 09/28/2009 by Loretta
  1. Instead of having our regularly scheduled class tomorrow, we will be attending the Laufer Center seminar. This is in the Chemistry building in room 412 at 4 PM, so please meet us there. Details about the talk may be found here. It is possible that the next set of quiz questions will come from this seminar.
  2. The schedule of student presentations will be delayed by one day for everyone. Tomorrow's presentations will take place on Wednesday; Wednesday's presentations will be rescheduled for next Monday and so forth. I will update the course website soon to reflect this change.
  3. I know that many of you may want to contact the student who shares your presentation day. Thus, the email addresses have not been concealed, for your convenience.
  4. The quizzes have been graded. The average is approximately 21. The exams will be returned on Wednesday, in class.
  • Posted on 09/23/2009 by Loretta
  1. Presentations will start next week. I will provide the evaluation forms for everyone at every lecture.
  2. Presentations often come in pairs. Usually, one student brings a laptop, while the other will have the presentation ready on a USB/Flash drive. Please be aware that not everyone uses the same version of MS Powerpoint (eg. *.pptx files are not supported on MS Office 2003 or earlier.) It is in your best interest to discuss beforehand who will bring the laptop.
  3. It is strongly recommended that you bring the power adapter for your laptop. (Just in case.)
  4. On the day of your presentation, please email me and Dr. Rizzo the following: (a) three potential exam questions and (b) presentation in *.ppt format. The questions should be easy, medium and hard in terms of difficulty; answers should be included as well.
  5. Remember to cite outside references carefully and keep in mind that the slides you create are used by your fellow students to study from when we have future exams.
  • Posted on 09/16/2009 by Loretta
  1. Quiz 1 is one week from today; there are some sample questions available. Please bear in mind that the sample quiz questions were written by another TA for previous classes. In addition to conceptual questions, you are expected to know all the functional groups (recognize and draw) and all the amino acid side chains (recognize, not draw), as well as their three-letter and one-letter codes. Also, remember that you are responsible for reading all primary references.
  2. The presentation list has been updated. Dr. Rizzo and I have agreed to keep Replica Exchange as is.
  • Posted on 09/10/2009 by Loretta
  1. With the exception of Replica Exchange, Dr. Rizzo and I have decided assignment for presentations this fall. Please see the schedule below.
  2. Recall that presenters are responsible for having read both the primary and secondary reference. All students are responsible for reading, at minimum, the primary reference.
  • Posted on 09/03/2009 by Loretta
  1. Many students have been asking me about the course schedule. At the moment, the list of presenters is last year's students, as we are waiting a few more days to see if any additional students will add/drop this course. Dr. Rizzo and I will update the list with the enrolled students by the middle of next week (around 9/10 or 9/11).
  2. The presentation topics and associated papers will be assigned to you. Traditionally, we do this alphabetically.


  • Posted on 11/23/09 by Loretta
  1. The average for Quiz 4 is 19.9 and the standard deviation was 2.8.
  2. Anyone who is having trouble with the material should contact me directly, as the final is not expected to be any easier than the quizzes.
  • Posted on 11/10/09 by Loretta
  1. The average for Quiz 3 was 21.8 and the standard deviation was 1.9.
  2. Reminder: Quiz 4 is on Monday.
  • Posted on 10/27/09 by Loretta
  1. All slides relevant up to Quiz 3 have been posted.
  • Posted on 10/26/09 by Loretta
  1. I have emailed the last 4 presentations to everyone.
  2. Two of the four are currently available on this website; the others will follow soon.
  • Posted on 10/20/09 by Loretta
  1. Dr. Rizzo has posted all the presentations, since Quiz 1.
  • Posted on 10/19/09 by Loretta
  1. Quiz 2 has been graded and was returned today. The average was ~20.2.
  2. Although we went over the exam rather quickly today, if anything remains unclear, please feel free to contact either myself or Dr. Rizzo so that we can try to help you.
  3. Quiz 3 is next week. Presentations will be posted soon.
  • Posted on 10/07/09 by Loretta
  1. Dr. Rizzo has updated all the powerpoints for the presentations that we have had so far.
  2. Quiz 2 is on Monday!