Use your imagination, ingenuity and understanding of the basics of living processes to unlock life’s mysteries and improve the quality of life. Combine the tools of biology, chemistry and genetics to fight human disease, increase production and quality of food, and protect the environment.
With more than 30 faculty members available to mentor students, our highly interactive program is an integral part of a campus-wide network of research programs. It provides a great range of opportunities for multidisciplinary study in plant, animal and microbial biochemistry, genetics, nutrition, molecular biology, structural biology and chemical biology.
of biochemistry graduates who apply are accepted into medical or dental school
MORE THAN HALF
of biochemistry graduates earn Latin Honors and/or are Honors scholars
We seek to understand the fundamentals of how things work. Our aim is to enhance agricultural productivity and promote human health.
(The molecule shown is a nanodisc, used to conveniently package a small piece of membrane for experimental studies. Work by biochemistry Ph.D. alumna Tara Marcink and Steven Van Doren, professor of biochemistry.)BIOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH
As the climate continues to change and the landscape of the agriculture industry also shifts in response, one CAFNR researcher’s work is making strides that support the health of the planet and the farming families that feed us.