- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
The Biochemistry core curriculum provides a comprehensive learning environment through the combination of didactic lectures, analysis and discussion of the scientific literature, and hands-on research training. Fundamentals of Biochemistry are taught in a didactic lecture based course (BCH 403) containing approximately 200 students from several programs. The remainder of the core curriculum (BCH 401, BCH 404, BCH 405 and BCH 407) include (i) literature based discussion courses (15-25 students) that emphasize reading, analyzing, writing and discussion of advanced topics in modern biochemistry, and (ii) three semesters of hands-on research training in a faculty member’s laboratory (BCH 498, see Experiential Learning).
About Our Facilities
UB’s new downtown Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences features:
- Eight floors; 628,000 square feet
- Interior seven-story glass atrium, terra-cotta and glass rain screen façade
- State-of-the art laboratory space
- Built-in NFTA-Metro rail station for convenient public access
Research conducted in faculty laboratories utilizes cutting-edge technologies and equipment. State of the art core research facilities within the department include a Proteomics Core (MALDI-TOF Mass Spec, 2D-Differential Gel Electrophoresis) and a Molecular Interactions Suite (Biacore SPR Instrument, Isothermal Calorimeter). Students also have access to core facilities located throughout UB to support their research that include a Confocal Microscopy Core (confocal microscopes, laser dissection, flow cytometry, molecular imaging, real‐time PCR), Microarray and Affymetrix Cores, and a Transgenic Mouse Core (at Roswell Park Cancer Center).
About Our Faculty
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo is committed to conducting innovative research and providing outstanding instruction to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our department includes both distinguished faculty and upcoming, cutting-edge researchers who teach and conduct research in life sciences in interdisciplinary fields, including Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Sensory Transduction, Genetics, Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Development, Molecular Evolution, Genomics, and Ecology. The breadth of expertise among the faculty and the depth of their dedication fosters an atmosphere of discovery. We have a long tradition of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as evidenced by the number of department faculty who have won awards for teaching excellence. All courses are taught by full-time faculty; no TAs or adjunct faculty contribute to departmental instruction. Approximately 40 graduate student TAs assist with undergraduate laboratories each semester.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Biochemistry department website for additional information about our faculty.