The Dept. of Biochemistry strives for excellence in scientific research and teaching. First established in 1924, the Dept. has grown tremendously to form a vibrant community of faculty, research personnel, students, and administrative staff. To maintain our long-standing tradition of excellence, we i) advance scientific discoveries through our successful research programs; ii) participate in the scientific education of undergraduate students; and iii) provide high-quality research training for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. We aim to create an exceptional research and teaching environment in order to inspire the next generation of scientists and educators.