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Research and Scholarship

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Biochemistry faculty members are teachers and scholars.  The involvement of students in research is central to our mission.   Biochemistry program faculty are engaged in research in basic science working toward the understanding of fundamental cellular processes, as well as in more applied biomedical fields.

Many opportunities exist for students to participate in research projects with our faculty members.   Students may obtain credit for their research during the school year.  They also may participate in the summer research program, which is supported by departmental funds, the VURF summer research program, or through the support of faculty grants. Students may also volunteer in faculty laboratories.

Students are encouraged early in their college careers to discuss potential research opportunities with program faculty.  Please visit Biochemistry faculty pages to learn more about their work!  In addition to our teaching laboratories, there are twelve faculty research laboratories.   Students will find exceptional research opportunities, facilities, and instrumentation at Villanova!

Katy Hyewon

Villanova Biochemistry at a Glance

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Degrees Offered: BS

Core Faculty: 14

Undergraduate Majors: 100 (each incoming class has approximately 25 students)

Equipment: Complete array of modern instrumentation.

Building:  Mendel Science Center