About Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes that make life possible. It is a rapidly growing field with applications in medicine, agriculture and environmental science.

One of six divisions in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and a department within the School of Medicine, Biochemistry at the University of Missouri is one of the leading programs in the country. Our faculty are internationally recognized experts in their fields.

Our research strengths include:

  • Metabolism, regulation, signaling, stress, host-microbe interactions and inflammatory responses in both plants and humans
  • Structures and interactions of proteins and nucleic acids at their heart
  • Biophysical technologies used to visualize them

Our research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and other organizations.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding academic experience, then Biochemistry at the University of Missouri is the place for you. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs, with opportunities for research and hands-on learning. Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and they are mentored by some of the brightest minds in biochemistry.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, biochemistry research and other related fields. We have a long history of success, and we continue to innovate. Be part of our future.