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Department of Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry to host fourth annual EngelPalooza

Composite photo of biochemistry graduate students Kevin Williams (top) and Helen Oker (bottom)


We are dedicated to understanding the mechanisms by which

living organisms carry out their many functions in

complete, molecular detail.

Graduate Program

Our graduate students obtain world-class research training and develop analytical skills, including big data analytics, in our programs.



Our faculty are funded by the NIH, NSF, NIFA and DOE to discern biochemical mechanisms of a variety of organisms and are commited to provide the best education possible. 

Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program is one of the largest in the U.S., and is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.



Our research programs are advancing our understanding of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Drug Discovery, Microbiology, Stress Responses in Plants, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, and Type 2 Diabetes.

Biochemistry Seminar Series

We invite scientists from Virginia Tech and all over the nation to come and present their research findings and we encourage you to join us every Monday at 4 PM ET to learn something new! Check back periodicially for updates, as the seminar schedule is subject to change as the semester progresses.