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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Biochemical and Biophysical Chemistry

Biological and biophysical chemistry use chemical and physical techniques to investigate biological systems and their structure, properties, and behavior. These investigations are important in understanding the cause of disease and developing treatments and cures for these diseases.

Biochemical and Biophysical Chemistry Groups
Faculty Advisor Areas of Interest
Cory L. Brooks, Ph.D.


Qiao-Hong Chen, Ph.D.

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry

Laurent Dejean, Ph.D.


Melissa L. Garrett, Ph.D.

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Joy J. Goto, Ph.D.


Krish Krishnan, Ph.D.

Biophysical Chemistry

Santanu Maitra, Ph.D.

Medicinal Chemistry