UC Davis Quarter Abroad


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Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan

Arrive Date: March 29, 2018    End Date: June 2, 2018

Program Overview

Spend spring quarter in Taipei studying pharmaceutical chemistry at one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. This specialized program offers students the opportunity to earn UC Davis chemistry units and participate in optional research internships at Academia Sinica. In addition, it allows chemistry majors with the necessary coursework to achieve a degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. The in-depth research experience provides greater exposure to the process of drug discovery and helps students clarify career goals in a myriad of scientific professions. 

The program will be structured with a fixed curriculum for the quarter. The structure will allow for lectures, discussions, laboratory, and research units. Courses will be taught consecutively by three different UC Davis chemistry faculty and several UC Davis teaching assistants at the facilities of Academia Sinica. Students will also be assisted by Academia Sinica lab assistants.

Instructors:  Dean Tantillo, Neil Schore, Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  30

Program Coordinator:  Brianne Holden

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Courses (13-18 units)

The following courses can be taken by all students. For chemistry majors, these are part of the necessary coursework to achieve a degree in pharmaceutical chemistry. All classes are taught in English.

Chemistry (CHE) 130A. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Part A (3)*

Chemistry (CHE) 130BPharmaceutical Chemistry Part B (3)*

Chemistry (CHE) 130CCase Studies in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1, P/NP)*

Chemistry (CHE) 150Natural Products Chemistry (3)*

Chemistry (CHE) 198Chemistry and Culture (3, P/NP)**

Chemistry (CHE) 199Special Study/Research Internship (1-5, P/NP, optional)**

*Students who have already taken one of these courses may inquire with the Chemistry Advisor about adding additional research units. 

**Students who opt to take research units must take CHE 198 during winter quarter for 1 unit with Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague. Class will meet Mondays from 1:10pm-2:00pm during winter quarter. If you are a non-UCD student or you have another class at this time, please contact Jacquelyn Gervay-Hague.

Eligibility & Prerequisites

This program is open to students who meet the eligibility requirements and who have taken the necessary prerequisites

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