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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Program Information

Professors: Furge, Langeland, Moore, Stevens-Truss (Director)

A major focus of modern scientific inquiry is uncovering the physical and chemical mechanisms underlying biological systems. Therefore, an interdisciplinary concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offered for students interested in advanced study at the interface between biology and chemistry. Courses include a selection from the physical and biological sciences; most are laboratory based and make use of sophisticated, cutting-edge instrumentation and techniques. Students interested in graduate studies of molecular-level phenomena are especially encouraged to consider this plan of study.

Biochemistry Program News

Grant Empowers Alzheimer’s Research at K

Student Prepares for Alzheimer's Research Kalamazoo College Professor of Biology Blaine Moore and Upjohn Professor of Life Sciences Jim [...]

Grant to Foster Inclusive Science, Math Programs

Two Students in Science lab for Inclusive Science and Math story Kalamazoo College has been awarded a $1 million, five-year grant to participate in a [...]

K Students Win Battle of Chem Clubs

Battle of the Chem Clubs team Congratulations to the seven Kalamazoo College Chemistry Club members who won the annual [...]

HERS Institute Selects K Associate Provost for Cohort

Laura Lowe Furge HERS Institute Kalamazoo College Associate Provost Laura Lowe Furge is one of 65 women leaders from across [...]

International Chemistry Magazine Publishes K Grad’s Research

Kalamazoo College Chemistry Student John Bailey Presents Research A 2017 Kalamazoo College graduate has been published in Angewandte Chemie, a German [...]

K Students’ Research Relevant to Prescription Drug Discovery

Student Research Relevant to Prescription Drug Discovery Four Kalamazoo College chemistry students from Professor Laura Furge’s lab attended the Great [...]

7 K Students Attend Experimental Biology, 2 Honored

Sarah Glass at Experimental Biology Posters Competition Seven Kalamazoo College students attended the annual Experimental Biology meeting in Chicago [...]

Science Forum Honors K Chemistry Major’s Research

Science Forum Eric Thornburg and Jeff Bartz A Kalamazoo College chemistry major was one of just four students – and the only undergraduate [...]

Roads Back Home

Kalamazoo College Homecoming May the wind be at your back during your journey “home” to Homecoming [...]

Summer Science Shared

Summer Science Shared Scientific inquiry takes no summer break at Kalamazoo College, and a culmination of the [...]