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 and phage technology.
- Biomolecular NMR Laboratory – provides emerging technology for research on biological macromolecules like proteins and nucleic acids
- Center for Phage Technology – establishes translational applications to practical problems in human, animal, and crop disease, as well as industrial applications
- Integrated Metabolomics Core (iMAC) – provides services and training using state-of-the-art instrumentation for targeted and untargeted metabolomics analysis
- Microscopy and Imaging Center – provides current technologies for research, training, sample preparation, and molecular and digital image analyses and processing involving microscopy in Life and Physical Sciences
- Protein Chemistry Lab – provides state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, software, technical expertise and training as a means to support cutting-edge research in protein chemistry and proteomics
- X-Ray Diffraction Laboratory – consists of technology used for the analysis of solid materials
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