"Revealing How Life Works"

Welcome! Our hope is that you will be able to find what you want to know about our Department within these pages. If not, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Our mission in Biochemistry & Biophysics is:

  • to carry out significant original research that reveals the molecular mechanisms underlying life of all varieties and that provides excellent training for undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows;
  • to provide excellent classroom and laboratory training of both major and non-major undergraduate students at Oregon State University and in so doing prepare them for success in their chosen careers and in life.

In carrying out our mission, Biochemistry & Biophysics is home to about 160 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students. We grant Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees. Our faculty oversee research funded by grants and contracts of nearly $4 million annually. Our undergrads are among the best at OSU, including many of OSUs Goldwater Scholars and other award winners.