Welcome to UMCP Chemistry & Biochemistry


Chair, Professor Janice Reutt-Robey

Dear Alumni and Friends,
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry! Our department is expanding the frontiers of the molecular sciences, while educating students and the next-generation of researchers.

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Professor John Fourkas and collaborators discover how nanostructured surfaces direct cellular motion

Congratulations to John Fourkas, Wolfgang Losert, lead author Xiaoyu Sun, and several other current and former members of the Fourkas and Losert labs, whose new paper,

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Sintim and Dayie labs’ research on bacterial riboswitches featured as cover for Molecular BioSystems

Research from Sintim and Dayie labs on bacterial riboswitches that sense cyclic dinucleotides has been featured as cover for Molecular BioSystems. (more…)


Graduate Programs

Biochemistry PhD Program

We provide rigorous graduate course work in biochemical and biophysical principles and techniques as well as in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics, and systems biology. Learn more about our Biochemistry Graduate Program.

Chemistry PhD Program

Collaborate on projects in interdisciplinary fields such as nanofabrication, bioorganic chemistry, supramolecular synthesis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry and fuel cell research. Learn more about our Chemistry Graduate Program.

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