Andrew Torelli

Assistant Professor, Chemistry


Typical Courses Taught

Full Course Descriptions

Full descriptions of the following biochemistry (BIOC) and chemistry (CHEM) courses including pre-requisites and course attributes can be found on the Ithaca College Academic Catalog page.

Biochemistry Courses

  • BIOC35300 - Biochemistry: Protein Structure & Function 
    • Introduction to biochemistry, including consideration of protein, enzyme, carbohydrate, and lipid structure and function, and metabolism of sugars, fatty acids, and amino acids. Mechanisms of reactions and control of pathways are stressed. 
  • BIOC4100 - Experimental Biochemistry (co-taught)
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Immersion in a project-based research environment, focusing on current methodologies in biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. In a highly collaborative atmosphere, students will form an interactive research team that engages in rigorous scientific problem solving through the sharing of ideas and progress reports. 

Chemistry Courses

  • CHEM10100 - Chemistry & Your Body
    • A course designed for students who have chosen to major in areas other than science. An introduction to the basic ideas of chemistry, the nature and structure of chemical compounds, and the meaning of chemical symbols. An application of these ideas and understandings to the chemistry of the body, with specific discussion of food, drugs, cosmetics, and other health-related topics.
  • CHEM11000 - General Chemistry
    • General chemistry for occupational therapy majors. Topics from inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry, including the electronic structure of atoms, stoichiometry, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, kinetics, nomenclature, structure, and reactions of organic compounds and biochemicals. Required for occupational therapy majors.
  • CHEM12100 - Principles of Chemistry
    • Introduction to general theories and principles of chemistry stressing underlying correlations. Systematic study of the periodic table, with an emphasis on bonding and the quantitative relationships among the elements.
  • CHEM12200 - Principles of Chemistry Lab
    • ​​​​​​​Introduction to basic chemistry laboratory practice and techniques. The experiments reinforce the concepts covered in CHEM12100.
  • CHEM38105 - Introduction to Protein Crystallography
    • ​​​​​​​Introduction to the principles of X-ray crystallography as they apply to the study of protein crystal structures. Emphasis on practical and critical analysis of literature articles that include protein structural data. Students will also set up their own protein crystallization trays and practice refining protein structures with experimental electron density using free software.