Program consists of the Biochemistry
Joint Major, the Biochemistry
Certificate, and a Graduate
Course. The Principal Faculty of the Biochemistry
Program are those teaching in the Biochemistry courses, Dr.
Steven Ackerman, Dr. Daniel Dowling, Dr. Jason Evans, Dr.
William Hagar, Dr. Manickam Sugumaran, Dr. Marianna Torok.
The Biochemistry Joint Major also offers students a vehicle
to engage in, and complete, an independent research project,
either in the laboratory of one of the Principal Biochemistry
Faculty or in the laboratory of the Contributing Faculty from the Departments
of Biology and Chemistry (see Faculty Research). The contributing
faculty are a large, diverse group of investigators whose
research programs also utilize biochemical techniques and
approaches. Additionally, faculty from other science departments
at UMASS Boston may be chosen as a mentor if their research
uses biochemistry. Such varied interests as gene regulation
and expression, green chemistry, plant biology, immunology,
x-ray crystallography, proteomics, endocrinology, protein
trafficking, photosynthesis, cell cycle, yeast genetics, Drosophila
genetics, plant genetics, developmental biology, microbiology,
environmental microbiology, remediation biology, acid rain
biochemistry, protein chemistry, bioinformatics, neurobiology,
The Biochemistry Certificate offers
individuals an opportunity to enroll in five courses over a one year
period, and receive documentation of their successful completion of a core
group of courses in the biochemistry discipline.