Our faculty members are renowned researchers in their laboratories and award-winning educators in the classroom. They teach both introductory and advanced biochemistry courses to undergraduate and graduate students. Their research interests span cellular regulation, molecular genetics, protein structure, hormone action, virology, biology, and much more. In their labs, they oversee and mentor diverse groups of undergraduate researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff scientists.
During their tenure, faculty members expand the scientific knowledge within their field and often earn the status of Emeritus Professor. These faculty members made substantial contributions in areas of biochemistry that encompass important basic research, as well as nutrition and human health. Their rich history lives on in their Emeritus status. Many of them are still involved in research or contribute to projects that work to preserve the history of science in the Department of Biochemistry.
The Department of Biochemistry hosts a thriving community of postdoctoral fellows that is a highly-valued component of the research that takes place here. These scientists get the opportunity to pursue independent research and gain experience in mentoring and teaching. Following postdoctoral study, scientists establish successful careers in a wide range of areas. They are attractive candidates for academic positions and high-level industry jobs, as well as in areas such as government and nonprofit science entities. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)