The graduate program in biochemistry emphasizes training in research and critical thinking. It is closely interwoven with the scholarly activities of the faculty. Faculty and students study the biochemistry of life across the entire spectrum of living things, including plants, animals and microorganisms. The department has been a leader in interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration throughout the university, and graduate-student training is strongly influenced by these interdisciplinary involvements.
As a nationally ranked top-10 biochemistry department among public medical schools, the department offers top-tier training. Whether you desire to work in academia or industry, agriculture or medicine, the multidisciplinary research of the department's ~40 doctoral faculty can provide training in your area of interest. The highly interactive program is an integral part of a campus-wide network of research programs, including life sciences, genetics, nutrition, plant biochemistry and structural biology.