Department of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. Biochemistry emerged as a separate discipline when scientists combined biology with organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry and began to study such topics as how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of heredity, and what fundamental changes occur in disease. Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology, genetics & recombinant DNA technology, microbiology, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, environmental sciences, nutrition & diet planning, immunochemistry, neurochemistry, and bioinorganic, bioorganic, biophysical, and bioanalytical chemistry.