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.