About Us


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Department of Biochemistry Awards

The Department of Biochemistry is honored to be able to recognize outstanding leadership and contributions to biochemistry. These awards recognize excellence in teaching, research, and more. The awards are made possible by the generosity of the award sponsors and our donors.

Giving to Biochemistry

Thank you for considering a gift to our department to support our students, faculty, and research. Click below to visit the University of Wisconsin Foundation website to make your gift.

Land Acknowledgement

The Department of Biochemistry buildings in Madison, Wisconsin occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place the Ho-Chunk Nation has called Teejop (pronounced day-JOPE) since time immemorial.


The published Biochemistry Newsletters provide an overview of the department, the recent discoveries at the time of publishing, lab updates, memoriam of past members, etc. They are an excellent way to see what has happened in the department over time.

Our Buildings

The Department of Biochemistry is primarily housed in three buildings that make up the Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Complex.  These modern, award-winning, interconnected facilities provide an ideal environment for research, education and cooperation.

Our History

The Department of Biochemistry builds on a long tradition of excellence in basic research that has led to important practical advances. A modern department, with emphases in cellular regulation, molecular genetics, protein structure, hormone action, virology, and developmental biology, has been built on this strong historical foundation.

CALS Fostering an Inclusive Community

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). We all share the responsibility of making this an inclusive environment, and we commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is welcoming to all.

UW at a Glance

In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. 

UW Diversity

Creating Community - Promoting Equity. Diversity and Inclusion at UW-Madison.

Campus Life

With more than 44,000 students representing 50 states and 127 countries, our community is diverse, energetic, and constantly in motion. Jump around with 80,000 Badgers fans at Camp Randall Stadium and witness athletic feats from our 23 Big Ten varsity teams. Join one of the nearly 900 student organizations—or start a new one. Stroll down Madison’s vibrant State Street and experience the largest farmers’ market of its kind as you walk around Capitol Square. Relax over live music and a stunning sunset at the Memorial Union Terrace. Build a lifelong community of kinship and support.

The Wisconsin Idea Database

The Wisconsin Idea Database is a searchable database including just some of the many ways in which UW–Madison faculty, staff and students partner with businesses, organizations and communities across the state.