About us

Since 1986, Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder has offered a world-class interdisciplinary research, education, and training environment in a beautiful mountain setting. Currently, the Biochemistry Department has over 140 researchers, including 21 tenure-track faculty, 1 research faculty, 2 teaching professors, ~75 Ph.D. students, ~42 postdocs and scientists, ~29 technical staff, and 7 administrative staff. There are ~400 undergraduate Biochemistry majors, many who perform undergraduate research.

The Biochemistry Department is renowned for its research. The faculty include a Nobel Laureate, 5 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 3 Howard Hughes Investigators, and many other esteemed scientists who have established themselves as research leaders. In 2022, the Biochemistry Department had external awards of $39,797,430 and during from 2010-2016 the department published over 800 articles in scholarly journals. Overwhelmingly, these papers include graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates as coauthors. 

The Jennie Smoley Caruthers Biotechnology Building at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

Undergraduate Program

Students at CU Boulder can major in Biochemistry and earn a B.A. degree. An honors program is also available to these students. 

 Prospective Undergraduates

 Current Undergraduates

Graduate Program

Graduate students admitted to the CU Boulder Biochemistry Graduate Program can earn a Ph.D. degree. 

 Program Overview

 Prospective Graduate Students

Faculty + Research

The Biochemistry Department is home to world-class researchers and investigators actively engaged in basic and translational research.

 Meet the Faculty

 Meet the Staff