Biochemists study the chemistry of life—the ways that life operates at its most fundamental levels. They explore and seek to understand the structure and function of all living things at the molecular level. Advances in biochemical techniques and tools have made the distinctions between chemistry and biology more difficult to define and are central to current groundbreaking work in genetics, bioengineering, and health care.
Biochemistry majors are asked to apply their knowledge of chemistry to biological systems. This ability is broadly appealing to many careers including health related careers, the pharmaceutical industry, the biotechnology industry, forensic science, agricultural research, food science; and allows access for future graduate and professional study.
Professors: Brian Frink and Gregory R. Smith
Associate Professor: Paul C. Pickhardt
Assistant Professors: Amelia Fitzsimmons, Andrew Karls, and Jered McGivern