Each week a different BMB faculty member presents their research and answers questions and engages in discussion initiated by the students. There is an individual writing assignment for the course, and class participation is required. Students host a speaker in groups of 3 -4 and coordinate with the speaker to obtain the title and abstract of the talk, prepare a short biography of the speaker in order to introduce the speaker to the class and lead the discussion. The objectives of BIOCHEM 291H are to (1) familiarize students with the faculty in the department; (2) introduce BMB majors to the research foci within the department; (3) link faculty with students interested in performing undergraduate-level research; and (4) expose students to the style and form of technical writing they will encounter in the life sciences.