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- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p><strong>Featured Course:</strong></p><h4> Molecular Genetics</h4><p> Advanced-level literature-based study and training in nucleic acid structures, genetic engineering, regulation, transgenics, genomics, molecular medicine, and biotechnology applications. Includes an investigational laboratory component.</p></div>
Biochemistry at Alma College is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing a strong background in chemistry and biology.
Biochemistry is a broad and flexible discipline that uses numerous approaches to investigate chemical and genetic mechanisms that regulate living matter.
Biochemistry helps explain processes that occur within living cells, which contributes to the study and understanding of whole organisms.
The findings of biochemistry are applied primarily in medicine, nutrition and agriculture. In medicine, biochemists investigate the causes and cures of disease. In nutrition, they study health maintenance and the effects of nutritional deficiencies. In agriculture, biochemists investigate soil and fertilizers, and try to discover ways to improve crop cultivation, crop storage and pest control.
In the annual iGEM competition, student teams attempt to reprogram a living system to produce a useful behavior and solve a real-world problem.
Dr. Lisa Knowles, an East Lansing dentist and 1994 graduate of Alma College, speaks and writes at the national level, teaching health care professionals how to be better and more efficient for their patients.
Alexander Hall was named Outstanding Student in Biochemistry.