Welcome From The Program Coordinator
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Rowan University welcomes
your interest in our Biochemistry Program. The use of chemistry and
other molecular tools to provide an understanding of biological
processes have been the driving force for this program. The department
is strongly committed to excellence in teaching and research while
supporting innovative and novel approaches to learning involving
faculty, undergraduate and graduate students.
emphasis on research is intimately coupled to our educational programs.
Research in biochemistry is strongly dependent on state-of-the-art
instrumentation and computers in our newly finished science building.
The biochemistry suite provides an excellent facility to perform modern
biochemical experiments. We have faculty whose research interests cover
a broad range of modern topics in biochemical, bioanalytical,
biomedical, biophysical, bioinorganic, bioorganic and biomaterial
chemistry. We ensure a firm grounding in fundamental concepts and
foster the ability to do new work that is creative, carefully executed,
and important. In addition, students are introduced to the basics of
biochemical reasoning and to the arsenal of experimental and
theoretical techniques that are used to solve modern biochemical
problems. The program's seminar course provides an opportunity to delve
into the scientific literature and to gain the ability to make cogent
Chemistry & Biochemistry department has a strong tradition of
excellence in undergraduate chemistry teaching programs. The
Rowan Biochemistry program has the good fortune to be situated in a
chemically and bio-chemically populated industrial tri-state area. Our
location provides unique opportunities for both industrial internships
and future employment.
Prospective students are encouraged to direct inquiries to the program coordinator or to any faculty member in the department. We are strongly devoted to excellent teaching and training. I sincerely hope that we personally will have the opportunity to introduce you to the study of biochemistry.
Catherine F. Yang, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry
Biochemistry Program Coordinator