Advising for Biochemistry and Biophysics & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Majors
Winter 2022
WINTER 2022: To support the health and welfare of our entire community, we are now using Zoom for all scheduled advising appointments and most drop-in sessions. See the information below. Please use drop-in hours as much as possible as well as email if you have quick questions. To learn how to download and use Zoom, visit the OSU website HERE.


We use a team approach to advising, meaning BB and BMB students will work with all members of the advising team over the course of their undergraduate career on a rotation basis rather than being assigned to just one advisor. We try to be as accessible as possible to students. All members of the BB/BMB advising team are research or teaching faculty which enables us to work with our students in different settings.

Returning BB/BMB Students

There are two types of advising available to BB and BMB students. Drop-in advising and 30 min appointments. Drop-in advising is for quick (5-7 minutes) questions only. If you need more assistance, please schedule an appointment per the advising assignment below. Advisors will not distribute PINs during drop-in advising. If you need a form signed, please email it to your advisor after you have completed all relevant sections and signed the form yourself.  At the appropriate time, click on the drop-in session you would like to attend below and you will automatically be sent to their ZOOM virtual waiting room. When your advisor is ready to chat with you, they will admit you to the meeting. If you are contacting your advisor during Drop-Ins, it may take 5-10 minutes for them to meet with you, depending on the number of students accessing Drop-Ins.

Zoom-drop-in hours for BB and BMB majors:

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom link
30 Min Advising Appointments

Schedule an appointment based on the level of chemistry you are in on these bookings calendars

Instructions for making an advising appointment:

Click the hyperlinked in the table below to reach the appointment calendar for each advisor.

Change of Major to BB/BMB and Minor Addition
First Year OSU/General Chemistry All All must meet All must meet
Organic Chemistry All Lauren Dalton is on family leave Winter term. Use Drop-ins* All must meet
Biochemistry BB 49x Series All Limited number of appointments available; use drop in's All must meet
Final Year of Program All Meet with Kari in BB 498

* Except students who are Athletes, Veterans, DAS priority or otherwise need an appointment, book on the First Year calendar.

Prepare for your advising appointment!

Every student must have a Plan in Planner built out to encompass entire timeline at OSU. Review your MyDegrees checklist and create/update information in your MyDegrees Planner prior to each advising appointment to reflect on your progress, plans, and goals. Students without an updated 4-year plan in their MyDegrees Planner will not receive their pin.