Biochemistry

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Engaged in multi-disciplinary, basic research in the biomedical and plant sciences. Our mission is to provide an environment that fosters creative and critical thinking and nurtures a passion for the life sciences.

 

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Majors

Plans of study in Biochemistry in addition to Pre-Med and Pre-Vet Concentrations

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Undergraduate Research

100% Student Participation in Undergraduate Research

Graphic image of the Purdue famous tower
Class size

1:6 Faculty to Student Ratio

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Potential for new Parkinson’s disease testing

A team led by researchers at Purdue University and Purdue spin-off company Tymora Analytical Operations has developed technology that may reveal signs of Parkinson’s disease in urine samples. W. Andy Tao, professor of biochemistry, and...

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Xing Liu and Kankan Wang use the Stop Flow Machine.

Breaking down the biochemical pathways of protein degradation

Proteins are more than just important nutritional units to track in your diet. They are encoded into our DNA and are the building blocks of all...

A scientists dips a tube of petunia petals into liquid nitrogen to freeze it for tissue harvest.

Stop and smell the volatile secondary metabolites

As Ying Li steps through the door, Natalia Dudareva stops mid-sentence to spin around and meet her with a sly grin and the words, “I’ve...

Ying Li works in greenhouse

Plant metabolism proves more complicated than previously understood

Plants have evolved fiendishly complicated metabolic networks. For years, scientists focused on how plants make secondary metabolites, the...

Students gather at Purdue Summer Science Program on campus at Purdue

Donation takes Summer Science Program to the next level

If you’re on Purdue’s campus in the summer, you may notice a group of students slipping out of the biochemistry labs late at night,...

Joe Ogas, the newly appointed head of the Department of Biochemistry, in his biochemistry lab in Whistler Hall of Agricultural Research

Purdue Agriculture dean selects Ogas as new department head of biochemistry

Bernie Engel, Purdue University’s Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture, has appointed Joe Ogas as head of the Department of...