Biochemistry involves the study of the structure, properties, and reactions of biomolecules and their importance in living systems. This includes the study of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and enzymes. and Carbon compounds are also the foundation of the many natural and synthetic materials that we depend on as a society and individually, such as pharmaceutical products (medicines), energy (petroleum based products), clothing (wool, cotton, nylon, polyester), and plastics and polymers (PVC, synthetic rubber, carbon fiber reinforced plastics).
|Cory L. Brooks, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor|
|Laurent Dejean, Ph.D.||Assistant Professor|
|Joy Goto , Ph.D.||Associate Professor|
|Howard K. Ono, Ph.D.||Professor Emeritus|
|Helen J. Gigliotti, Ph.D.||Professor Emerita|
The biochemistry faculty are responsible for teaching the following department courses in biochemistry as well as general chemistry courses.
|Course Num.||Course Name|
|CHEM 3B||Introductory Organic and Biochemistry|
|CHEM 150||General Biochemistry|
|Chem 155A||Fundamentals of Biochemistry|
|CHEM 155B||Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism|
|CHEM 156||Biochemical Laboratory Techniuqes|
|BIOL/CHEM 241AB||Molecular Biology|
|BIOL/CHEM 242||Techniques in Protein Purification and Analysis|
|BIOL/CHEM 243||Nucleic Acid Technology Lab|