May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry


955 Main Street, Suite 4102
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Buffalo, NY 14203

716-829-2727
716-829-2725
www.medicine.buffalo.edu/biochemistry

Mark R. O’Brian, Ph.D.
Chair
 
Alfred S. Ponticelli, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Education
asp@buffalo.edu

Biochemistry Overview

Biochemistry explores the chemical principles that underlie biological processes. The course of study in biochemistry emphasizes macromolecular structure and function, control of gene expression, and metabolic regulation as they relate to basic and biomedical science. The design of the Biochemistry program provides strong preparation to students for advanced study in medical, dental or graduate school, or for occupations in academic, industrial, medical or governmental settings. The strength of the program lies in the extensive student research experience in the laboratories of the faculty.

Academic Advising

Students in their first two years will work with the Jacobs School Undergraduate Education office to create an academic plan, discuss course selection and workload management. Advisor assignments are determined by student last name. Once students are enrolled in BCH 403, they are advised by the Biochemistry Program Director.

The purpose of advisement is to provide students with guidance in course sequencing and selection. In-person advisement is required in your first year at the University to develop an appropriate academic plan to facilitate timely graduation.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Jacobs School OF Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Education
40 Biomedical Education Building, South Campus
Phone: 716-829-3005
Email: JacobsSchoolUndergrad@buffalo.edu

Programs

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