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Biochemistry at the University of Missouri is a division of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and a department of the School of Medicine. As a nationally ranked top 10 biochemistry department among public medical schools, we offer outstanding training that help students achieve their goals. We have 31 core faculty members and approximately 30 additional members, all of whom are available to mentor students in biochemistry. Nearly all facets of contemporary biochemical research are represented in their collective research interests. Our highly interactive program is an integral part of a campus-wide network of research programs including life sciences, genetics, nutrition, plant biochemistry and structural biology.

Degrees Offered

Interdisciplinary Area Programs

  • Ph.D. in the nutrition area program
  • Ph.D. in the genetics area program
  • Minors in Business, College Treaching and International Relations

The graduate programs of the Department of Biochemistry prepare students for professional careers in academic institutions, industry and government. The Department of Biochemistry is administered by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine. It provides a great range of opportunities for multidisciplinary study in plant, animal and microbial biology, structural biology and chemical biology.

Contact Information

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; School of Medicine
117 Schweitzer Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Biochemistry website