Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB)


Realize your scientific aspirations in an academic program that trains future biochemists and molecular biologists to think at the highest scientific level and contribute to breakthroughs that will battle disease and save lives. Wright State’s biochemistry and molecular biology major offers you a terrific start toward achieving those goals.

You will benefit from active learning, student-centered teaching strategies. Your development will be encouraged through the generation of learning portfolios, one-on-one faculty engagement, and hands-on research opportunities.

Faculty members and student peers will help increase your academic knowledge, enhance your social and teamwork skills, and give you valuable research- and nonresearch-related growth experiences. If you plan to pursue pre-med or other pre-health studies, this program offers you a strong foundation.

Degrees and Programs

Success Stories

Christina Davis, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, works as a research assistant at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Marquise Crosby, a senior biochemistry and molecular biology major, works as a lab assistant at Wright-Patterson in the Soft Matter Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.

Department News

Wright State microbiologist Oleg Paliy wins Fulbright Scholarship

Oleg Paliy, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, will research the gut microbiota of Egyptian teenagers as part of his Fulbright Fellowship.

Mathematics and Statistics Chair Ayşe Şahin appointed dean of the College of Science and Mathematics

Ayşe Şahin has served as professor and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics since 2015.

Madhavi Kadakia appointed vice provost for research and innovation at Wright State

Madhavi Kadakia has also served as chair of biochemistry and molecular biology and associate dean of research affairs of the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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