Our department provides an excellent setting for research training at the undergraduate level, with opportunities to perform research for pay or for credit. Undergraduate research experiences promote student engagement in ways that traditional classroom instruction cannot. Faculty mentors can help students build confidence, develop problem-solving skills, refine career interests, and facilitate important connections for graduate school or employment after graduation.
Many additional faculty from many departments around campus do biochemistry-related research and often mentor BB and BMB undergraduates in their research labs. Our students are making contributions in areas such as drug discovery, ocean biogeochemistry, protein engineering for therapeutics, hemp genomics, vitamin research, math education and forest biotechnology.