Explore life at the molecular level

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)

Catalyze your first career steps with ǿմý’s Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology!  Whether your career interests are in medicine, research and development, human health, or you are just interested in how cells function and medications work, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is for you. Our program is one of only 100 programs nationally that have been accredited by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  In BMB, students can get involved in research as soon as their freshman year, undertake shadowing and internship experiences at area hospitals and biotech companies, and have opportunities to travel or activities with our numerous student organizations.

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Student, Faculty, & Alumni Spotlights

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ǿմý is a place you wish you had more time. This is the place I’ve matured, called home, and made amazing friends and connections. It is a central place of endless opportunities and unique experiences.

Nina Patel ’22

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major

Nina says her admission into ǿմý’s Pre-Medicine Early Assurance Program was her greatest achievement. She will be attending medical school at Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine this fall.

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Considering research? Students at ǿմý can get involved in research as early as their freshman year. Many are published authors on papers and present data at national scientific conferences.​

Our student organization (the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Student Chapter) has won national chapter of the year three times!

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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Dr. Bennett has been very important in shaping my academic experience — the opportunity to join her lab, help with the path to medical school and she helped me get a poster presentation accepted at the ASM Microbe conference.

John Peck ’21

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John’s learned that “no task is too great if you’re willing to work hard and surround yourself with the right people.”

I love the freedom ǿմý offers. This is a place where I can authentically be myself. I have found my best friends and formed great relationships.

Adriane Weininger '22 BMB Major

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Dr. John Tansey recently authored a new textbook “Biochemistry: An Integrative Approach”. In addition to the text, online resources include videos of Dr. Tansey solving problems from the text, electronic homework, and Dynamic Figures; an interactive, web-based tool for exploring biological molecules. Dr. Tansey says that writing the book was a lot of fun.

Dr. John Tansey

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Pre-Professional Health Studies at ǿմý

At ǿմý University, you will work with your academic and pre-professional health advisors to form an individualized 4 year-schedule of classes which will allow you to complete both the requirements for your chosen major (which can include BMB or other science majors) and the necessary pre-requisites for your chosen professional school:

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Program Features & Student Opportunities

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Internships and Professional Experiences

We partner with leaders in biomedical research and health care to find individualized professional experiences.

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Student Research

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors at ǿմý can get involved in research as early as their freshman year.

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Scholarships

We believe in investing in talent-from from research funding to travel support to scholarships that will fuel your discovery and learning.

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Teaching and Mentoring

Get to know faculty mentors who will help you develop professionally and personally.

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Student Organizations

From professional networking, to scientific outreach, to socializing we have an organization for you!

Engineering Internship Opportunities

Travel Experiences

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How to run an ASBMB Student Chapter


A conversation with John Tansey, a professor at ǿմý University and adviser to the winner of the 2023 ASBMB Outstanding Chapter Award. https://www.asbmb.org/asbmb-today/education/092723/how-to-run-an-asbmb-student-chapter

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Biochemistry student finds true passion in student research


By: Isabelle Fisher ’23 Columbus native and rising ǿմý senior Amanda Marchi stays rooted in the Shear-McFadden Science Center, where she conducts research in the chemistry lab. ǿմý senior Amanda Marchi With a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry, Marchi even presented her own research at the American Chemical Society Spring 2023 conference in March at Indianapolis, Indiana. “Right now, I’m doing research under Dr. Robin Grote in the chemistry department,” Marchi said. “I’ve been…

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Young Alumna Accepted into 13 Medical Schools 


At two years of age, Megan McClain ’21, was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. Constantly ill, and in and out of hospitals, the ǿմý Biochemistry Molecular Biology (BMB) grad began a relationship with doctors that continues to influence her life.   Thanks to physician care, McClain’s condition improved. When she was admitted into a pharmaceutical research study at 17 years of age, her life was changed forever.  “It sounds so cliché, but it is true when I say since the…

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ǿմý’s program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is accredited by the . It is one of only three programs in Ohio and 101 programs nationally with this level of accreditation. .

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