Faculty in Biological Chemistry engage in interdisciplinary research activities that offer a wide variety of investigative opportunities to students. The department's portfolio of research projects can be divided into four broad areas:
- Biochemical Signaling
- Protein Processing and Folding
- Regulation of Gene Expression
- Structural Enzymology
Investigators in the department apply a range of technologies to address important biomedical questions from a biochemical perspective. This emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of life is further strengthened by our close ties and cross-appointments with the Life Sciences Institute, the Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, the Chemistry Department, and the Biophysics Program, making the Department of Biological Chemistry the centerpiece of a large and diverse biochemical community at the University of Michigan.