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Mission Statement

The fundamental mission of the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at NC State University is the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge through original and innovative research, instruction, and outreach.

The department balances an interdependence of formal classroom instruction with laboratory instruction and experience in research methods. The department promotes a culture for developing interdisciplinary teams that are recognized for solving local, state, and global grand challenges, including teaching and research into the elucidation of basic processes in plants, animals, and microbes and the experimental manipulation of these processes to understand their underlying mechanisms. Classroom instruction and laboratory research incorporate a variety of model organisms to examine all levels of biological organization, including molecular, biochemical, biophysical, structural, and organismal.

The teaching of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics has been, and will continue to be, highlighted in a high quality undergraduate bachelors degree program, and in masters and doctoral graduate programs.

About Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

We offer degree programs at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral levels, in addition to a combined BS/MS program.

With over 400 students, the undergraduate biochemistry program is one of the largest in the nation. We prepare students to develop critical thinking and communication skills and for success in medical school, graduate school or other post-graduate programs, or for careers in biotechnology, biomedical industry, academia or government.

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) identified "..biochemistry as the discipline most important for mastery of the medical school curricula of the future."
ASBMB premedical curriculum recommendations