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

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BCH 252 Seminar- Bangyan Stiles, USC School of Pharmacy
January 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
1102A Genomics Auditorium, UC Riverside
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by: Dr. Bangyan Stiles, Professor, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences USC School of Pharmacy Seminar Title: "Lipid Metabolism and Liver Cancer: A lesson Learned from study PTEN tumor suppression" Faculty Host: Xuan Liu; xuan.liu@ucr.edu
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BCH 252 Seminar- Hailing Jin, UC Riverside
January 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
1102A Genomics Auditorium, UC Riverside
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by: Dr. Hailing Jin Professor, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, UC Riverside  Seminar Title: "Cross-kingdom RNAi and small RNA trafficking between plant hosts and fungal pathogens" Faculty Host: Xuan Liu; xuan.liu@ucr.edu
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BCH 252 Seminar- Yuliana Bosken, UC Riverside
January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
1102A Genomics Auditorium, UC Riverside
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by: Yuliana Bosken, BCMB Graduate Student, Chang Lab, UC Riverside  Seminar Title: "Modeling Coordinated Conformational Changes Interaction Networks in Alpha Subunit of Tryptophan Synthase" Faculty Host: Xuan Liu; xuan.liu@ucr.edu
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BCH 252 Seminar- Thomas Benedict, UC Riverside
January 07, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
1102A Genomics Auditorium, UC Riverside
The Department of Biochemistry's weekly BCH 252 seminar series is presented this week by: Thomas Benedict, BCMB Graduate Student, Liu Lab, UC Riverside  Seminar Title: "Transcriptional Regulation by TAF1 Kinase" Abstract:  Tom Benedict, Lily Maxham, Xuan Liu. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of…


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