Biological Chemistry

Department of Biological Chemistry

The Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan Medical School educates and trains undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and medical students in modern biochemistry.  Our research areas include structural enzymology, protein processing and folding, regulation of gene expression and biochemical signaling. Explore our graduate programs and labs, and some of the cutting-edge work being performed by our faculty.

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Biological Chemistry Administrative Office Will

Be Closed on Tuesday, June 27th after 11:30 a.m.

The Department of Biological Chemistry Administrative Office will be closing at 11:30 am for the duration of the day on Tuesday, June 27th so that staff may attend the University of Michigan's Bicentennial Celebration Event.  The office will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, June 28th.  Thank you!









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Welcome Incoming PIBS/Biochem Ph.D. Students!

Ajay Larkin, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Tyler McCullough, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Brian Peterson, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Alexander Vizurraga, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

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Masters in Biochemistry

Applications for Fall 2018

Available September 8, 2017

Explore our website to learn more about our one-year programs.

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May 24, 2017

Congratulations to Nicole Motl, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Nicole Motl of the Ruma Banerjee Lab for successfully defending her thesis, "Structural Enzymology of Sulfide Oxidation by Persulfide Dioxygenase and Rhodanese", on May 15, 2017.  Nicole will finish up her current projects while pursuing a postdoctoral position in structural biology.