Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

As part of the OU College of Medicine, we seek to advance our understanding of biological processes through research and education. Our graduate programs provide outstanding interdisciplinary education and research opportunities.

Mission Statement

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is dedicated to: 

  • performing research to understand molecular and biochemical mechanisms crucial to health and disease, and the development of treatments. 
  • enhancing molecular-based research at OU and throughout Oklahoma through collaboration and education. 
  • delivering a comprehensive pre-clinical curriculum in biochemical and molecular sciences for professional students in the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. 
  • providing comprehensive research training for PhD and MS students in biochemical principles to prepare future scientific leaders who will contribute to biomedical research fields in diverse ways.