Biochemistry Research

Biochemistry at the University of Missouri is about understanding life processes at the molecular level, both under normal physiological conditions and when stressed by drought or disease. We seek to know the fundamentals of how things work; how to understand, prevent and treat disease in both plants and animals; and how these advances could underpin improved agricultural production or medical advances.

The nature of biochemistry is interdisciplinary, spanning the disciplines of biology and chemistry. In the same spirit, Mizzou Biochemistry bridges the School of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)

Our faculty are known for their expertise in research areas such as:

  • Structural Biology
  • Molecular Interactions
  • Using state-of-the-art technology to projects with agricultural or biomedical significance

Graduate students benefit from the world-class knowledge of our faculty.

CAFNR Programs of Distinction

Biochemistry faculty are part of CAFNR Programs of Distinction including:

The Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) is a cross-discipline and integrative program that transcends traditional departmental boundaries to foster excellence in plant biology research and education at MU. 

The Interdisciplinary Reproduction and Health Group (IRHG) was organized and established through a faculty-driven, grassroots effort in 2016 to develop a multidisciplinary program to foster distinction in reproduction, health research and education at Mizzou.

Collaboration at Mizzou

The collaborative nature of Mizzou strengthens our research. Mizzou is one of only a handful of public institutions nationwide that have a medical school, veterinary medicine college, law school, agriculture college (CAFNR) and engineering college on the same campus along with an interdisciplinary life sciences research center, a precision health research facility and the highest-power university nuclear research reactor.