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Welcome

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.

Susan Martinis, Head


Biochemistry News

Kalsotra Named Prestigious CAS Fellow

Assistant Professor Auinash Kalsotra has been appointed, pending Board of Trustees approval, as a prestigious Fellow of the University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study (CAS) for the academic year 2016-2017. Read more...

Mechanism of Key Cancer Target Revealed

New findings by Professor Stephen Sligar and colleagues have outlined the structural determinates of a chemical transformation that carries profound implications for the potential design of a mechanism-based inhibitors for the treatment of prostate cancer. The research is published in PNAS. Read more...

In Memoriam

Remembering Dr. Lowell Hager
Remembering Dr. Colin A. Wraight