Biological Chemistry

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Biological Chemistry is an interdisciplinary program involving students and faculty with an interest in the exciting interface of chemistry and biology

Biological chemistry includes fields we call biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, as well as other molecular aspects of the life sciences. Expertise in biological chemistry is central to breakthroughs in DNA technology, drug discovery and design, and molecular approaches to disease.

The inherently interdisciplinary approach of biological chemistry provides an excellent background for many different career paths. Some students pursue careers in basic research through graduate studies or jobs in areas such as biotechnology, bioengineering, pharmacology, or clinical chemistry. These alumna end up in a wide range of potential workplaces, including universities and colleges, government agencies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, research institutes, state and federal forensic and environmental labs. Other students apply their skills by entering programs in the health professions, such as medicine, dentistry and public health. Recent graduates have also entered fulfilling careers in teaching, law and business. 

 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Director:
Don Elmore (Chemistry)
(781) 283-3171
delmore@wellesley.edu

 

Biological Chemistry Advisory Committee:
Melissa Beers (Biological Sciences)

 

Louise Darling (Biological Sciences)

 

John Goss (Biological Sciences)

 

Don Elmore (Chemistry)

 

Vanja Klepac-Ceraj (Biological Sciences)

 

Megan Núñez (Chemistry)

 

Elizabeth Oakes (Chemistry)

 

Kaye Peterman (Biological Sciences)

 

Mala Radhakrishnan (Chemistry)

 

Marc Tetel (Neuroscience)

 

Didem Vardar-Ulu (Chemistry)

 

Adele Wolfson (Chemistry)