- About Us
"At the start of a new decade, I am honored to take on the leadership of our active, engaging and thriving department. We are committed to changing lives" - Elisar Barbar, Department Head of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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 be a diverse, inclusive community that serves students, our professions and the public through innovative education, individualized advising, holistic mentoring and cutting-edge molecular life science research that creates knowledge and solves real-life problems.
In carrying out our mission, Biochemistry & Biophysics is home to about 300 undergraduate majors and 30 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 as a group among the academically strongest students at OSU and they include many of OSUs Goldwater Scholars and other award winners.