Biochemical and biophysical approaches are at the forefront of a wide number of areas in modern biological and biomedical research and are also critical for development of biotechnology. Our faculty and researchers explore diverse scientific problems under the umbrella of biochemistry and biophysics, but also include genetic, cell, molecular biology, and genomic approaches. The Department also hosts research centers that focus on structural biology (the Center for Structural Biology) and phage technology (the Center for Phage Technology).
Our department hosts faculty and researchers engaged in addressing cutting edge scientific questions and training the next generation of biochemical and biophysical scientists with the support of dedicated and enthusiastic staff members.
Highlights of our department’s growth and accomplishments include:
- Research funding has doubled across the last 10 years
- Research grants have increased nearly three-fold in the last 6 years
- 4 NSF Career Awards to junior faculty
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Accreditation