Professors Tom Guilfoyle, Gretchen Hagen, Gerald Hazelbauer, Bruce McClure, Jan Miernyk, Doug Randall, Linda Randall, Gary Stacey, Peter Tipton, Judy Wall, Gary Weisman, Michael Roberts, Krishna Sharma and Shuqun Zhang are Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Professor Gerald Hazelbauer received a MERIT Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in 2012 that extended his NIH grant for 10 years, which gives him a total of 41 years of NIH-funding.
Associate Professor Peter Cornish was named a 2012 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. He was one of only 22 young researchers that year to win the distinguished award. Professor Dennis Lubahn was named a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences from 1989 to 1992.
Professor Shuqun Zhang, Associate Teaching Professor Shari Freyermuth and Joint Professor Gary Stacey won awards at the 2013 CAFNR Celebration of Excellence. Zhang received the Distinguished Researcher Award, Freyermuth won the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award and Stacey received the Mumford Outstanding Faculty Award.
Judy Wall, Gerald Hazelbauer, R. Michael Roberts, Gary Stacey and Gary Weisman are UM System Curators' Professors, an honor given to the highers achieving faculty members in the University of Missouri System.
Associate Professor Jay Thelen was awarded a 2012 Cooperative Research Fellowship from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Associate Teaching Professor Shari Freyermuth received the 2016 National Academic Advising Association Region 7 Excellence in Advising Award. Region 7 is composed of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Professors Dave Emerich and Frank Schmidt and Associate Professor Charlotte Phillips are past recipients of MU's William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
Assistant Teaching Professor Mario Pennella was a recipient for the 2013 Writing Intensive Excellence Award, which recognizes WI teaching that helps achieve the mission of Writing to Learn and Learning to Write within the disciplines.
Professor Stefan Sarafianos received the 2013 Chancellor's Excellence Chair in Molecular Virology and the 2013 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Faculty Research and Creative Activity.
Professor Frank Schmidt received the UM System's Presidential Award for University Citizenship in Ecellence in Service.
Associate Professor Jay Thelen received two awards in 2011: the President's Award for Early Career Excellence from the University of Missouri System and the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity from MU.
Professor Xiaoqin Zou was given the 2016 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity.
Undergraduate students Alex Clarke and Julia Brose were selected for American Society of Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships for summer 2016.
Undergraduate student Alex Clarke received an honorable mention for The Mizzou Advantage Excellence in Undergraduate Award in the category of Food for the Future, and undergraduate student Salah Daghlas received an honorable mention in the Life Sciences category.
Undergraduate students Alex Clarke, Sean Rogers and Anthony Shumate won first place, second place and honorable mention respectively during the 2016 Life Sciences Week in the Undergraduate Research Molecular and Cellular Biology category. Undergraduate student Caroline Gjerstad won first place in the Undergraduate Genetics, Research and Environment category.
Graduate student Tara Marcink won second place in the physical sciences category of the 33rd Research and Creative Activities Forum in March 2016. She also earned an honorable mention in the Graduate/Postdoc Research Molecular and Cellular Biology category at the 2016 Life Sciences Week.
Undergraduate student Ella Miller was named a member of Mizzou '39 in 2016.
Undergraduate student Anthony Onuzuruike received the Chancellor's Excellence Award in Community Service Leadership and a Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award through the NIH.
Graduate student Raghav Poudyal was awarded a Simons Collaboration on Origins of Life 2017 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Simons Foundation
Graduate student Megan Sheridan participated in the 2015 American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Capitol Hill Day in Washington, D.C.
Every year more than half of our undergraduate Biochemistry majors graduate as an Honors Scholar and/or cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude.
U.S. World and News Report ranked the University of Missouri 47th among the top public schools in the country.
Times Higher Education ranked MU 8th in the U.S. and 15th in the world for plant and animal sciences.
CAFNR is ranked number 28 in the US and number 93 in the world for agriculture and forestry programs.
The Department of Biochemistry houses an ultrashielded, $2.1 million 800 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, the second of its generation installed in the U.S. and the only one in Missouri. The instrument was funded in part by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
MU is home to the world's most powerful university research reactor and is the largest U.S. producer of radioisotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
A campus-wide facility for small molecule mass spectrometry is located on the ground floor of Biochemistry's home in Schweitzer Hall.