About the Department of Biochemistry
About the Department of Biochemistry

Nebraska’s premiere biochemistry program, we develop the world’s next great scientists and researchers, right here at UNL. People in this field have insatiable curiosity. They’re fascinated about exploring the function of macromolecules in fundamental biological processes — whether in humans, animals, plants, or microbes.

We offer a fun, challenging environment, which positions our students to succeed.

We feature award-winning professional advisers and incomparable mentorship opportunities that get students out of a book and into the lab.

And we treat our students as future colleagues, who work hand-in-hand with our internationally recognized researchers on projects that pose exciting questions to real-world problems.

Our mission is to maintain a top-tier academic program through cutting-edge curricula, high-quality research programs and the continued success of our graduates.

Follow your curiosity, and make a real impact in the following areas:

  • Structural and Chemical Basis of Protein Function
  • Metabolism and Metabolic Engineering
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
  • Plant and Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology