The Department of Biochemistry is a vibrant educational and research community engaged in multi-disciplinary, basic research in the biomedical and plant sciences. Our mission is to provide an environment that fosters creative and critical thinking and nurtures a passion for the life sciences. We offer the most comprehensive undergraduate programs in Biochemistry, Pre-Med and Pre-Vet at Purdue in addition to our exceptional PhD and MS graduate programs. Our students and faculty utilize cutting-edge approaches ranging from genome-wide transcriptional analyses and molecular genetics in human cells and model systems including bacteria, fungi, plants and fruit flies, to mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography. These approaches allow our researchers to link real world problems such as curing human disease, producing new biofuels and feeding the world which are some the most pressing issues in society today.