Support the Department of Biochemistry
The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is dedicated to maintaining a reputation as an outstanding department on the basis of the rigorous curriculum, the quality of research conducted, and the caliber of its graduates. The academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the department provide students with the foundation in biochemistry necessary for their pursuit of careers in industry,
research, education, engineering, health professions or other interdisciplinary fields. The research programs in biochemistry investigate an array of important questions united in focus by exploring the functions of macromolecules in fundamental biological processes, enhance the quality of education, and contribute to the development of new scientists and researchers. The Research programs in the Department of Biochemsitry are supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, American Heart Association and through private foundations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and address the following areas: Active Learning; Cancer, Disease and Molecular Genetics; Cellular Signaling; Metabolism; Plant Biochemsitry and Biotechnology; Protein Structure and Function; and Redox Biology.
Students and faculty in the Department of Biochemistry have office and laboratory space in the George W. Beadle Center for Biotechnology and Genetics Research. The Beadle Center houses core facilities for Plant Transformation; Microscopy; Mass Spectrometry for Metabolmoics and Proteomics; Structural Biology; and Bioinformatics. This interdisciplinary research facility is also home to the Center for Plant Science Innovation and Redox Biology Center.
Priority Funding Needs:
- State-of-the-art small animal research facility, which is AALAC accredited, for modern biomedical research programs in Biochemistry, the Center for Integrated Nutrition and Metabolic Processes, Redox Biology Center, and the Gut Initiative.
State-of-the-art greenhouse facilities for modern research programs in plant biochemistry and biotechnology, specifically as related to efforts in the Center for Plant Science Innovation.
Long-term support (staff and service contracts) and necessary upgrades to instrumentation required to advance research in biochemistry (facilities for mass spectrometry, structural biology, biophysical chemistry, and microscopy).
- Endowed Professorship in Biochemistry/Redox Biology.
- Named Professorships in Metabolic Biochemistry and Redox Biology (2).
Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Research Fellows
- Undergraduate Student Research Fellows (6).
- Graduate Student Research Fellowships (6).
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (3).