Biochemistry @ Iowa

Charles Brenner, PhD


Welcome to the home page of one of the fastest growing departments of biochemistry in the U.S., where our faculty have developed superb educational and research programs. Learn more about our department

Charles Brenner, PhD
Chair and DEO, Department of Biochemistry

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Learn more about the department's faculty members, students and staff.


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


Learn more about the eight primary areas of investigation within the department.


Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Sandra Weller

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:30am to 11:30am

New Insights into the Mechanism of Herpes Simplex Virus DNA replication: role of a viral nuclease and a DNA binding protein that promotes annealing  Dr. Sandra Weller Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Chair  Molecular Biology and Biophysics  University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Dr. Jeffrey Friedman

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman, MD, PhD will visit campus on November 14, 2019 to present a lecture on "Leptin and the Homeostatic Control of Food Intake and Body Weight" at 3:00pm in the Urmila Sahai Seminar Room (2117 MERF). Dr. Friedman is the Marilyn M. Simpson Professor in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at The Rockefeller University and an Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.     ...