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

Frances Sladek UCR
BCH 252 Seminar Dr. Frances Sladek, UC Riverside
April 14, 2021 @ 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. Frances M Sladek, Professor of Cell Biology and Toxicology, Department of Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology, and Divisional Dean of Life Sciences in CNAS, UC Riverside  Seminar Title: "Science and Serendipity: cancer, bacteria, gene…
Tianmin Fu
BCH 252 Seminar Dr. Tianmin Fu, Ohio State University
April 06, 2021 @ 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. Tianmin Fu, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University  Seminar Title: “Molecular Mechanism of lysosomal pH homeostasis" Biography: Dr. Fu received his Ph.D. from Peking University, China and did postdoc training with Prof. Hao Wu at…
jeffrey pino
BCH 252 Seminar Jeffrey Pino, UC Riverside
March 30, 2021 @ 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 Jeffrey Pino, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, UC Riverside  Seminar Title:  “The Regulation Of MYC By GCN5 Complexes" Faculty Host: Dr. Li Fan, li.fan@ucr.edu
Elsa Garcin
BCH 252 Seminar- Dr. Elsa Garcin, Aix-Marseille Université
March 02, 2021 @ 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. Elsa Garcin, Professor, Adjunct Associate Professor at UMBC, IGS Information Genomique et Structurale, Aix-Marseille Université  Seminar Title: "Structural studies of giant virus proteins" Biography: Elsa Garcin is a French biochemist…


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