Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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Welcome to the home page of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, where our faculty have developed superb educational and research programs. Learn more about our department

The mission of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is to promote impactful and innovative biochemical and molecular biological research and teaching.

Kris DeMali, PhD
Professor and Interim Chair and Departmental Executive Officer



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A wide array of educational opportunities are available in the department's undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs.


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