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Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Overview

The Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical science is known for outstanding research and education focused on the chemical processes within and relating to living organism.

Faculty members head internationally recognized, multi-disciplinary programs studying anti-microbial research, drug discovery, cell biology and regulation, structural biology, infection and immunity, nutrition and metabolism, stem cell biology, and cancer.

The innovation and discovery of our research programs ensure excellence in our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Careers

Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences students develop a range of skills that are easily transferred to a wide range of careers.

Graduates have pursued careers in the following areas:

  • Immunology
  • Nutritional Science
  • Bioinformatics Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Gene Therapy
  • Toxicology
  • Pathology
  • Embryology
  • Pharmacology

Areas of Research

Genetic Engineering

Studies the manipulation of cell cultures to produce recombinant proteins or other organic products desired for downstream use.

Molecular Pharmacology

Investigates the biochemical and biophysical characteristics of drugs to give us molecular understanding of pharmacologically relevant compounds and possible resistance mechanisms.

Nutrition & Metabolism

Investigates the role macronutrients take in fundamental biological processes and the intricate pathways that exist in processing these nutrients. Includes disease implications.

Stem Cell Technology

Research on stem cells using state-of-the art facilities to translate discoveries relating to cellular programming into clinical application involving blood system health, neuron health, as well as cancer implications.

Infectious Disease

Research uses novel approaches to speed antibiotic discovery. Researchers study infectious disease with a strong focus on antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance.

Neurodegenerative Disease

Research observing protein-protein interactions with biochemical methods and how proteins can lead to disordered states such as genetically inherited neurodegenerative disease

Level 2 Programs

Familiarize yourself with the Level 2 Programs offered by the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Science.

Destinations

Virtually tour the following state-of-the-art labs and facilities of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Science.

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Biochemistry Lab

Health Science Center