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Biochemistry, MS, PhD
Biochemistry makes connections. You’ll make connections of your own at USciences.
Expert instructors bring biology and chemistry disciplines together our graduate-level
courses. Research and internship opportunities link those lessons to the real world.
With an advanced degree, your knowledge and network help you make the ultimate connection—to
a rewarding career in biochemistry. Courses cost $1,676 per credit.
What Sets Us Apart?
- We’re accredited nationally by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
- Use sophisticated laboratory equipment and advanced technology, including a 400-MHz
NMR spectrometer, high-pressure liquid chromatographs, fluorescence spectrophotometers,
and powerful Beowulf supercomputers in our West Center for Computational Chemistry and Drug Design.
- We incorporate computer technology throughout the curriculum, starting with your first
course in chemistry. Nearly all lectures and labs integrate computer applications.
- Engage in independent research under the guidance of expert faculty.
- Our faculty specialize in structural biochemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, enzymology,
molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, bioinformatics, and biochemical genetics.
- Gain industrial experience via on-campus and off-campus internships.
Program Director’s Message
Biochemistry Lab Positively Reacts to Passionate High School Intern
October 11, 2019
When nearing summer break, most high school sophomores are looking forward to taking time off from classwork and studying, but Emily Shang isn't like most of her peers. Instead of taking a couple months off, she searched the biographies of local professors with interesting lab work before landing on Zhihong Wang PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
Dig It: Student's Passion Leads to Month-Long Excavation Trip in Belize
August 06, 2019
Victoria Pobok Bio'20, HumSci'20 has always loved learning about ancient cultures and this summer she was able to indulge that curiosity during a month-long archeological dig in Northern Belize studying the ancient Maya.
USciences Student Explores Medical Field Through Competitive CHOP Internship
July 24, 2019
Cindy Hong Neuro'21 wrote a guest blog detailing her experiences at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP), a competitive 10-week summer internship.
Fruit Fly Research Possible Key to Understanding Alzheimer's and Degenerative Diseases
July 16, 2019
Thanks to a new grant from the National Institute of Health, Maggie Pearce PhD, assistant professor of biology and neuroscience, is leading a new study to explore degenerative diseases using fruit flies.
Biochemistry Student Gains Experience at Coveted Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Internship
July 16, 2019
Chosen as one of eighteen undergraduates from among more than 850 applicants, Blake Nelson BC'20 is gaining hands-on experience at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where eight Nobel laureates have contributed to major discoveries in science.
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