Biological Chemistry


Director: Elmore (Chemistry)
Biological Chemistry Advisory Committee: Beers (Biological Sciences), Darling (Biological Sciences), Elmore (Chemistry), Klepac-Ceraj (Biological Sciences), Núñez (Chemistry), Oakes (Chemistry), Peterman (Biological Sciences), Radhakrishnan (Chemistry), Tetel (Neuroscience), Vardar-Ulu (Chemistry), Wolfson (Chemistry)

Biological Chemistry is an interdisciplinary major offered by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, allowing students to explore the chemistry of biological systems. Biological Chemistry includes fields we call biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, as well as other molecular aspects of the life sciences. It deals with the structure, function, and regulation of cellular components and biologically active molecules, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Expertise in biological chemistry is central to breakthroughs in DNA technology, drug discovery and design, and molecular approaches to disease.



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