Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Welcome!

The Biochemistry faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park, are part of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, within the College of Chemical and Life Sciences. Our situation as a small group within a larger department means that graduate students are part of a close-knit and supportive community but that all the resources of a large research department and university are available. In addition, the DC area is home to NIH, NIST, and many other universities. We provide rigorous graduate coursework in biochemical and biophysical principles and techniques as well as in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, and systems biology. Graduate research focuses on fostering independence and expertise in answering cutting-edge biochemistry questions. Research programs in the groups highlighted here fall into the general areas of biophysical chemistry, nucleic acid biochemistry, chemical biology, and enzymes and molecular machines: click on the images above for specifics. Our students go on to successful academic, industrial, and government careers in today’s hi-tech world of biochemistry and biotechnology.

Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park
0107 Chemistry Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4454
© 2005-2008, Dept. of Chem. & Biochem., University of Maryland, College Park College of Chemical and Life Sciences
Jason Kahn Douglas Julin David Fushman Catherine Fensalau George H. Lorimer Steve Rokita Kwaku Dayie Barbara Gerratana Ashton Cropp Dorothy Beckett Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry