Biological and Biophysical Chemistry

Biological and biophysical chemistry use chemical and physical techniques to investigate biological systems and their structure, properties, and behavior. These investigations are important in understanding the cause of disease and developing teatments and cures for these diseases.

Table 1: Biological and Biophysical Chemsitry Groups
Faculty Advisor Areas of Interest
Cory L. Brooks, Ph.D.


Qiao-Hong Chen, Ph.D.

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry

Laurent Dejean, Ph.D.


Melissa Golden, Ph.D.

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Joy Goto, Ph.D.


Krish Krishnan, Ph.D.

Biophysical Chemistry

Santanu Maitra, Ph.D.

Medicinal Chemistry