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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


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.

Meet Our Team

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


2020 Diabetes Research Day

Monday, June 1, 2020, 9:00am to 2:30pm

The 2020 Diabetes Research Day will take place on Monday, June 1st, 2020 in the MERF Atrium, and will include a poster session, mini-symposia of trainee talks, and a keynote lecture. Keynote Speaker: Dr. David A. BernlohrDistinguished McKnight Professor and Head, Cargill Chair in Systems Biology of Human Metabolism Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics University of Minnesota.   Keynote Lecture: Obesity, Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes

Annual Biochemistry Retreat

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Dear Biochemistry faculty, staff and students:   We are looking forward to seeing you Saturday, August 22nd for the 11th Annual Scientific Biochemistry Retreat! The retreat will be held at the Art West Building.   More information to follow