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


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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