There are a large number of research topics being addressed by faculty in the Department of Biological Chemistry. However, the portfolio of research projects falls into four broad areas that include:
- Biochemical Signaling
- Protein Processing and Folding
- Regulation of Gene Expression
- Structural Enzymology
Investigators in the department bring to bear a broad 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 Chemistry Department and Biophysics Research Division on the main campus, making the Department of Biological Chemistry the centerpiece of a large and diverse biochemical community at the University of Michigan.