Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB) is an interdisciplinary major that includes courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students pursuing this major will explore the chemical interactions that underlie life's diversity.  As an interdisciplinary major, BCMB students have the unique opportunity of access to the resources (both physical and faculty) of both the Biology Department and Chemistry Department. 

It is the goal of this program to prepare majors for graduate study in biochemistry and molecular biology, post-baccalaureate study in the health sciences, and careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Department News
Ursinus Presents at Student Chemists Convention


ISGP Conference Attendees Eye Recommendations


Scientists and Policy Makers To Meet at Campus ISGP Conference; UC Students Play Key Role in Debates


Students Present at American Chemical Society Meeting


Fulbright Combines Passion for Science and Spanish


Biochemistry Students Help Brownie Troop Learn About Science


How to Build a Hemoglobin Protein


Biology Researches the Ugly Sweater


CSCG FUTURE Program Featured by Research Group


Chemistry Prof. Joins in Nanotube Transport Research


Dr. Popescu Gets NSF Grant for Mössbauer Work


Astronaut Bernard Harris Jr. M.D. Addresses Healthcare


Concussions and Athletes, Focus of Summer Fellow Research


Students Attend Symposium with Research Mentor Roberts


Lab Students Attend Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference


Science Students Present at Chemists Convention


Student First Member of BCMB Honor Society


Bio and BCMB Students Cap Lab Experience with Visit


Grant Will Enhance Skills for Chemistry Students


DeSimone Opens Entrepreneurship and Innovation Series


Dr. Peter Salk Brings Message of Courage in Science


Pulitzer-winning Journalist To Speak in Lenfest


Professor and Student Tackle Dangers of BPA in New Book


CSCG Hosts Global Policy Director


Senior Conducts Molecular Biology Research in Germany


Science Students, Faculty Present at National Meeting


Center for Science and the Common Good Sets Opening Speaker


Professor Lends BPA Expertise to Article


Summer Fellows in Chemistry and BCMB


Alumnus Named Director of Kenan Institute


Dr. Lyczak Honored with the Award for Outstanding Research


HHMI Grant and Science Center Noted in the Media


Interdisciplinary Science Center Launches through Competitive Grant


Chemistry, BCMB Majors Present at Convention


Science in Motion’s Service to Schools Featured


BCMB/Dance Major Earns Spot at CUR Poster Session


Professor co-authors op-ed on Chemical Safety Bill


Faculty Good News


Article published in Physician’s News Digest


Dance Majors Partner with Math and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Faculty Good News


Professor Roberts Interviewed for Everyday Health


Faculty Good News


Biology Professor Quoted at ABC News; Offers Expertise to State Hearing


Undergrads in Hands-on Research, Working in Teams


SPOTLIGHT

Sara Foster, BCMB ’10, was a finalist for the David S. Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research which is sponsored by the American Physiological Society. She was presented with a certificate at a special poster session during the Experimental Biology meeting held in Anaheim, CA in April 2010.

She presented a poster at the meeting based on her research with Dr. Beth Bailey in the Biology Department. Her poster was titled “Cardiac enlargement during pregnancy may involve new myocyte formation.”

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