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Biochemistry at Illinois has a long tradition of excellence in biochemical research. Many of our undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral research associates have used their experiences at Illinois to establish careers of responsibility in both academia and the private sector.

I hope that you will take the time to explore our department by investigating our undergraduate and graduate programs so that you can learn about the intellectual opportunities now possible by breakthroughs in this postgenomic era of biology. The future of biochemistry has changed, and we believe that our department is well-positioned to provide training for your future.

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Biochemistry News

Study identifies key player in heart enlargement

The findings, reported in the journal eLife, could assist in the development of therapeutics that promote healthy heart growth and prevent disease. Biochemistry professor Auinash Kalsotra, led the new study with postdoctoral researcher Sandip Chorghade and graduate student Joseph Seimetz. Read more...

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