Chair's Welcome

How do basic principles foster life? We believe the answer can be found at the intersection of chemistry, physics, and biology—in other words, biochemistry. The Department of Biochemistry at UC Riverside is dedicated to the elucidation of these principles. With our world-class faculty, enthusiastic graduate students, and promising undergraduates, we aim to sharpen minds and foster curiosity that lends itself to high-quality research. Our department, and the rest of UC Riverside, is in a current period of growth, and we would love for you to be a part of this positive change.

Biochemistry Faculty at UC Riverside specialize in a variety of subfields of biochemistry, including Structural Biology, Enzymology, Plant Biochemistry, and Biomedical Research. A strong dedication to interdepartmental collaboration and cooperation among faculty allows our graduate students the flexibility to pursue their interests. With an extensive group of cooperative faculty across the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Bourns School of Engineering, and the UCR School of Medicine, it is our hope that our students can work at the intersection of various fields to pursue cutting-edge research in their search for answers to the most fundamental principles of biology.

Our program hosts a large number of undergraduate students every year, who can choose a biochemistry major focused in chemistry, biology, or medical sciences. To encourage involvement in the field from students of all walks of life, UC Riverside offers various competitive research programs aimed toward minority and economically disadvantaged students. In addition, a high percentage of our undergraduates find that they qualify for student aid covering up to their entire tuition—because we believe that money should not bar anyone from seeking a higher education.

I hope that this website will serve as a helpful resource for potential or current students, staff, visiting scholars and donors.
 

 
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
 

Upcoming Events

William Tansey
BCH 252 Seminar Dr. William P. Tansey, Vanderbilt University
December 03, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Zoom Link Contact: margarita.flores@ucr.edu
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by William P. Tansey, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor of Biochemistry, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, The Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine Seminar Title: "Deconstructing MYC…
David Ann
BCH 252 Seminar Dr. David Ann, City of Hope
November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Zoom Link Contact: margarita.flores@ucr.edu
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by David K. Ann, Professor, Dean, Irell & Manella Grad. School of Biological Sciences, Professor, Dept. of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar Title: "Nutrient Metabolism and Cancer:…
Francesco Faiola
BCH 252 Seminar-Dr. Francesco Faiola, Chinese Academy of Sciences
November 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
ZOOM Link Contact: margarita.flores@ucr.edu
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by Francesco Faiola, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences Seminar Title: "Stem Cell Toxicology: Features and Applications"…
Rosalie Sears
BCH 252 Seminar- Dr. Rosalie C. Sears, Oregon Health & Science University
November 03, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
ZOOM Link Contact: margarita.flores@ucr.edu
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by: Dr. Rosalie C. Sears, Professor, Dept. of Molecular and Medical Genetics, Co-Director, Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care, Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Science University Seminar Title: "Dynamic post-translational…


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