Our department is committed to the development of new scientists and researchers. The faculty are internationally recognized researchers who work at the cutting edge of science, maintaining externally funded laboratories that investigate an array of exciting questions. We have both a strong undergraduate major and a thriving graduate program in Biochemistry, and many of our significant discoveries are being made by undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers working closely with our faculty. We invite you to explore what we have to offer, bring us your curiosity and your talent, and join us in our search for answers.
Here are a few areas in which we are making an impact:
- Biochemistry Education
- Metabolism and Metabolic Engineering
- Structural and Chemical Basis of Protein Function
- Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
- Plant and Microbial Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Biochemistry Department Highlights
"Creating Reactions, Forming Bonds"
Graduate Student Nicole Milkovic Receives Two Awards
March 5, 2014 -- Nicole Milkovic (Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Predoctoral Trainee) received two awards.
- National Association of Colleges and Teachers Agriculture (NACTA) Graduate Student Teaching Award of Merit Certificate
- College Reading & Learning Association's (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification Level 1
Ashley Hall to Receive Holling Family Teaching Award for 2014
February 27, 2014 -- Ashley Hall, Assistant Professor of Forensic Science and Forensic Biochemistry Option Coordinator for UNL's Forensic Science Program has been awarded the Junior Faculty Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence for the year of 2014.
The purpose of this award is to promote the high level of teaching excellence in the Institute of Agricultural and Natural Resources. Dr. Hall teaches several courses including, Introduction to Forensic Science, Forensic Science Seminar, Forensic Biochemistry, Forensic Y-STR Analysis, Forensic DNA Analysis, and Current Issues in Forensic Science. Congratulations Dr. Hall!
Britta Osborne to receive a "Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students"
January 21, 2014 -- On behalf of the UNL Teaching Council and the Parents Association, Britta Osborne has been nominated by one or more of her students to receive a "Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students." Britta will receive the recognitionn at a reception on February 7, 2014.