Research in the department of Biochemistry is inherently interdisciplinary in nature.

We are involved in generating new tools and knowledge that will advance our understanding of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Drug Discovery, Microbiology, Stress Responses in Plants, Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Type 2 Diabetes. Faculty recruit graduate students from our own PhD and MS programs, as well as students from the Microbiology, Translational Plant Sciences, Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (GBCB) and Translational Medicine and Biomedical Health (TMBH) graduate programs on campus.

The department of Biochemistry houses the Virginia Tech- Mass Spectrometry Incubator (, the Food Analysis Laboratory Control Center, along with an Agbiotech information resource, Information Systems for Biotechnology.