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We are dedicated to understanding the mechanisms by which living organisms carry out their many functions in complete, molecular detail.   

Our research is generating new tools, knowledge and translational strategies to enhance the quality of life. Our faculty seek to provide aspiring molecular life scientists with the opportunity to obtain a world class education. Our BS program is one of the largest undergraduate programs in the U.S., and is accredited by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We provide excellent training, experiential learning through research, and close contact with faculty and peer mentors, resulting in a small college-like experience embedded within a large, public university.



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

Our Faculty are funded by the NIH, NSF, NIFA and DOE to discern biochemical mechanisms of a variety of organisms.


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Biochemistry Fall Seminar

Coffee and cookies at 3:45 in 217 Engel

Monday, September 25, 2017
223 Engel Hall
4:00pm - 5:00pm

First Rotation Talks

Caitlin Cridland
Mapping the Disulfide Bonds of TbPCNA
Darcy Davidson
2N3R: Tau Protein Purification
and Characterization
Diane Eilerts
Identification of Juvenile Hormone
Membrane Receptors
Megan Richardson
Dynamic Simulations of Islet Amyloid
Alexa Salsbury
Purification and Characterization of a
Monoxygenase from Acinetobacter haemolyticus
Nazneen Sultana
Thioredoxin System Driven Redox Regulation
of A1 ATPase in Methanosarcina mazei

Biochemistry welcomes
new Graduate students...