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Biochemistry Program

incoming majors

Biochemistry students with a specimen of Omphalatus olearius, or “Jack-o-lantern” mushroom. The gills of this mushroom contain luciferase, a protein that converts chemical energy into light energy—they glow in the dark.

Glowing gills of the mushroom above visualized using a molecular imager in the biochemistry lab.

Jack O' Lantern

A Biochemistry degree from IUP helps to guarantee you the top-quality preparation you’ll need for an entry-level position in many fields and for admittance into graduate and professional schools.

The program is a cooperative program of the Biology and Chemistry departments. Biochemistry students work with state-of-the-art equipment in a high-quality program that has small class sizes.

The Program Coordinator is:

Dr. Robert Hinrichsen: 
Weyandt Hall, Room 123 — 724-357-2706

Biochemistry Seminar Series
This seminar series features senior students majoring in Biochemistry. Seminars generally span a wide range of topics in biochemistry.
Extracurricular and Cocurricular Activities
Many out-of-class activities will complement your classroom and lab work.
Locations where Biochemistry majors have completed internships
Research Opportunities
Research opportunities for biochemistry students
Career Planning
Information about career options for biochemistry students
About Biochemistry
Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes in living organisms.
  • Biochemistry Program
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 305
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2609
  • Fax: 724-357-5700
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.