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’s undergraduate biochemistry and molecular biology program receives full national accreditation

Accreditation by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology means that Wright State’s bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology meets rigorous national standards.

Wright State researcher Madhavi Kadakia and co-investigators receive $3.026 million from NIH for head and neck cancer research

Madhavi Kadakia, vice provost for research and innovation at Wright State, received a federal grant to develop strategies to combat therapeutic resistance in head and neck cancer.

Latest ‘gem’ of a team takes gold

Students on Wright State's iGEM research team earn top honors at international competition
A team of 11 Wright State students won a gold medal at the iGEM Grand Jamboree for their research detecting dangerous manganese in drinking water and soil.

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