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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Undergraduate Programs

If you enjoy learning about genomics, cloning, stem cells, cancer biology, microarrays, emerging diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases, studying in one of our majors would be a stimulating adventure.

Our majors lead to highly exciting and rewarding careers!


“Being among the top 50 research universities, I knew that I could pursue my interests in biochemistry while being among world-class faculty.”

Emily Snell, Microbiology Major, Class of 2019 





Course and Program Highlights


Undergraduate Highlights

Erin Kelly earns Peter T. Luckie Award

Erin Kelly, a rising Senior, earns Peter T. Luckie Award for Outstanding Research at the 
Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Exhibition.

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Rachel Swope receives competitive Goldwater Scholarship

Rachel Swope has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

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Students Awarded 2020 Erickson Discovery Grants

Several undergraduate students within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) have been selected to receive 2020 Erickson Discovery Grants.

Images from left to right of Julia Cipparulo, Thomas Starr, Carolyn Telfer, Owen Courtney, and Lydia Jordache

Meet Our Students

Meet Bryce Katch

Meet Bryce, a Junior majoring in both Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemical Engineering. After graduation he plans to pursue his education in engineering and be involved in research that interfaces with the medical setting impacts people directly.

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Meet Cailtyn Serafin

Meet Caitlyn, a Senior majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Not only does she want to become a dentist, but someone who helps people and helps ease the fear of anxious patients, working with them develop the smile they have always wanted.

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Meet Emma Stockman

Meet Emma Stockham, a Sophomore from Stafford, Virginia, majoring in Microbiology.  Her interest and love for science was influenced by her late father, Rex Stockham, who proudly served his country as a Special Agent in the FBI.

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If you are an undergraduate student within the department and have received an award or achievement let us know.  We would like to feature your accomplishment on the website on our social media channels.