Rebecca Roston's in-depth molecular study of a protein that helps plants survive freezing temperatures will be featured on the Sept. 19 cover of JBC the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The research may help other scientists develop agricultural crops that can better withstand the cold.
The Department of Biochemistry
At UNL’s Department of Biochemistry, we’re developing the world’s next great scientists and researchers.
They come here to learn from and with our distinguished faculty — internationally recognized researchers who work at science’s cutting edge, maintaining externally funded laboratories that investigate an array of exciting questions. They come here because we offer both a strong undergraduate major and a thriving graduate program.
And they come here because many of our significant discoveries are made by undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers working closely with our faculty.
We’re Nebraska's premier biochemistry program, largely because we’ve created an engaging environment that positions our students to succeed.
We feature award-winning professional advisers, and incomparable mentorship opportunities. We get students out of the book, and into the lab.
Our faculty treat students as future colleagues, working hand-in-hand on high-impact research projects addressing real-world problems related to areas such as metabolism and metabolic engineering, structural and chemical basis of protein function, molecular mechanisms of disease, plant and microbial biochemistry and biotechnology.
Our graduates go on to excel in their careers — both academic and in private industry — focusing their talents on medicine, law, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, agriculture, dental and many other fields.
And at some point, they always come back.
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