The biochemistry program, under the direction of Dr. Xiao-Ning Zhang, provides a basic understanding of living systems that emphasizes the molecular and cellular aspects of biology. The biochemistry program is accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (Read our accreditation news release.)
Research Equipment & Facilities
A new biotechnology and molecular genetics lab equipped with nanodrop spectrophotometer, various centrifuges, ThermoCyclers (including real-time), DNA, RNA and protein electrophoresis equipment, gel imaging system, cell culture hoods, confocal and regular fluorescent microscopes, etc. provides the technical component for the program and affords research opportunities for the students during their junior and/or senior years. The final year of study features independent laboratory research.
Career Paths for Biochemistry Majors
Advances in the area of biochemistry and molecular biology have led to expanded job opportunities in the general field of biotechnology. The biochemistry major is of special interest to students with a strong science and mathematics background who are preparing for graduate school, medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, law school, or employment in a biotech company. To see what current and former students are saying about our program, check out our Student Testimonials.
For further details about the biochemistry major, please see our list of biochemistry degree requirements.
Jul 03, 2018 | Dr. Scott Simpson, assistant professor of chemistry at St. Bonaventure University, has been awarded a $55,000 research grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund.
May 13, 2018 | Two St. Bonaventure University students with exceptional academic and leadership accomplishments were recognized as the Ideal Bonaventure Students for the Class of 2018. Haylei John, the Ideal Bonaventure Woman, and Jordan Powers, the Ideal Bonaventure Man, were recognized on Saturday, May 12, during the university’s Honors Ceremony, and again Sunday during its 158thCommencement Exercises.
Feb 07, 2018 | St. Bonaventure University students Haylei John, ’18, and Geoffrey Broadbent, ’19, have plenty in common — both serve on the executive board of the Student Government Association, both work as student ambassadors on campus, both have served as resident assistants and on Model U.N., and, perhaps most strikingly, both are local students.