Biological Chemistry

Biological Chemistry
Biological chemistry encompasses the study of the form and function of the proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic
acids found in living organisms. Traditionally, biological chemistry has been an interdisciplinary field, drawing on techniques and expertise from physics, medicine, biology, and chemistry. The required courses for the major give a student a
solid foundation in basic science, while the array of elective courses allows wide latitude in pursuing an area of individual interest. The thesis provides a final integrating experience.
Graduate Schools
-Bates Biological Chemistry Department.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Health, MSPH
University of New England, MPH
Tufts University School of Medicine, MD/MPH
Tulane University, MD/MPH
Georgia Tech,PhD, Biochemistry
Cornell University Molecular Pharmacology/
Chemistry, The Catholic University School of
Law, PhD/JD
Weill Cornell Medical College, PhD Biotechnology
Harvard Medical School, PhD, Biology/
Biological Sciences
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, PhD,
Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of Southern California, MBA/MPL
(Masters in Planning)
Wake Forest University, PhD, Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology
Related Careers
Jobs related to biological chemistry are not limited to research
facilities and laboratories, although these are popular options.
Biochemistry majors may also find relevant work in private
industry, pharmaceutical companies, health organizations,
biotechnology firms, and government agencies. In addition to
these careers, students with bachelor degrees in biochemistry
often go on to pursue professional degrees relating to
science, medicine, and public health. Science teachers are in
high demand, which makes teaching in private and
independent schools a popular option.
Examples: Quality Control Technician, Research Assistant,
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Clinical Laboratory
Technologist, Food Technologist, Doctor, Dentist, Biomedical
Biological Chemistry and Your Future
Molluscan Neuropeptides in the Regulation of Feeding-Related Behaviors, Maine INBRE Fellowship
Application of Protein Transfections toward
Evaluating EMCV 3C Protease Toxicity
Arsenic and Environmental Plasticity in Killfish, Maine
INBRE Fellowship
Does Chronic Development Hyperoxia Alter
Ventilatory Responses to Carbon Dioxide, Maine INBRE Fellowship
Developing Catalysts for the Hydrodeoxygenation of
Biofuels, US Department of Energy
Synthesis of Ashitabaol, Early Career Research
Opportunity in Science and Math
Exploring the Structure and Mechanism of Alkane
Monooxygenase, Maine INBRE Fellowship
Biochemical Indices in Detecting Spatial and
Temporal Variation in the Growth of Soft-shelled
Clams along the Coast of Maine, Maine INBRE
Geographic Variation of Growth Rates in Adult Softshelled Clams, Mya arenaria, along the Maine Coast,
A.V. Davis Fellowship
Biologist, National Institute of Health
Research Assistant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute,
Harvard Medical School
Wildlife Biologist at Craighhead Beringia South, Idaho
Chief Pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy, Boston, MA
Pediatric Oncology Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Director of Operations at Harvard Clinical Research
Institute, Boston, MA
Assistant Manager of Dry Eye at ORA Clinical
Research and Development, Boston, MA
Health Care Consultant at Slalom Consulting, Chicago,
Pigment Chemist at E Ink Corporation
Physician Assistant, Portland, ME
Chemistry Teaching Fellow at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Associate Director, Clinical Operations at Millennium
Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA
Assistant Veterinary Technician at Brookfield Animal
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon at Hennepin County
Medical Center, St. Paul, MN
The BCDC—career counseling, workshops, connection to JobCat (Bates’ Online database for career research, and job
and internship databases.), the Healthwork listserve (connects students with internship, volunteer, fellowship and job
opportunities in Health Care) and more.