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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.

Susan Martinis, Head

Biochemistry News

Professor Emad Tajkhorshid named University Scholar

The University Scholars program recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarship and service and provides $15,000 to each scholar for each of three years to enhance his or her academic career. Read more about Tajkhorshid's current work in this article. Read more...

Kevin Yum’s outstanding undergraduate career

Kevin Yum graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Upon graduation, he received Highest Distinction and the William T. and Lynn Jackson Senior Thesis Award from the Biochemistry department for the research he completed under the guidance of faculty advisor, Dr. Auinash Kalsotra. Read more...

In Memoriam

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