BIOEN 5308/6308 Biomolecular Engineering, 3.0 units, taught every other Spring semester
  • The primary theme of this course is modern tools and methods engineers can use to precisely design biomolecules and biomimetics. The course focus will be directed toward applications as therapeutics, sensors, medical materials, and as tools for fundamental discoveries about life processes in health and disease. Oligonucleotides, polypeptides, polysaccharides, and lipids will be discussed in terms of their molecular structure, sites of chemical modification, biosynthesis vs laboratory synthesis, and modern analytical techniques. Students will work in teams to create contemporary content for Wikipedia pages on relevant course topics. 2 credit hours, undergraduate and graduate elective. [ Link ]

  • BIOEN 4992 Thesis Writing and Communication II, 2.0 units, taught every other Spring semester
  • This course uses each student's required senior project as source information that the student will repeatedly present to the class in both a written and oral format. Due to the communication emphasis of the class, it covers the University's upper-division communication/writing requirement (CW). During the course of the class, each student provides several oral presentations that are followed-up with instructional feedback from the class and the instructors. The students also work towards a final draft of their senior thesis and project poster. Students will present their work in a senior project symposium held in April to finish the class. 2 credit hours, undergraduate core. This class is co-taught with Heather Palmer and other BME faculty. [ Link ]

  • BIOEN 3202 Physiology for Engineers, 4.0 units, taught every Fall semester
  • This course teaches students to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to cellular and systems physiology, including function, dysfunction, and the mechanisms that underlie treatment. The course also addresses professional and ethical responsibility associated with the development, testing, and implementation (or withholding) of biomedical devices or treatments. Associated laboratory modules teach students to design, conduct, and analyze experiments, and to use the techniques, skills, and tools necessary for engineering practice. Topics this semester include the nervous system, striated and smooth muscle, and respiratory, renal, cardiovascular, and immune systems. 4 credit hours, undergraduate core. This class is co-taught with Greg Clark and Dave Warren. [ Link ]

  • Dr. Kramer also guest lectures for several courses across campus:
  • BIOEN 6304 - Intro to Polymers & Biopolymers [ Link ]

  • BIOEN 6405 - Nanomedicine [ Link ]

  • MDCH 7891 - Medicinal and Biological Chemistry [ Link ]