We invite you to explore our website to learn about our dynamic research and teaching enterprise
in the Department of Biochemistry!
First established in 1924, our Dept. has grown tremendously to form a vibrant community of faculty, research personnel, students, and administrative staff. To maintain our long-standing tradition of excellence, we strive to
We aim to create an exceptional research and teaching environment in order to inspire the next generation of scientists and educators.
The Dept. is a core unit of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and is located in the Medical Sciences Building on the main campus. Additional faculty offices and research labs are found in the Siebens Drake Research Institute, Molecular Biology Laboratories, Dental Sciences Building, Robarts Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre, and Lawson Health Research Institute. See Western maps.
Our research faculty comprise a diverse, multi-disciplinary community that effectively advances research discoveries. Our scientists have expertise in the following areas:
To promote research interactions and disseminate scientific knowledge, our Dept. hosts a weekly Visiting Speaker Seminar Series and monthly Biochemistry Forum. In addition, the Dr. Maud L. Menten Memorial Lecture Series features seminars from high-profile scientists. We also have Graduate Student Research Symposia to provide our students with opportunities to speak about their research.
Scientific education of students and trainees is a valuable Dept. initiative.