Department Overview

The Department of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center is actively involved in its dual mission of education and research. The Department operates at both the didactic and hands-on levels to train medical students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in the broad field of biochemistry. 

  • The Department employs more than 300 individuals at the faculty, staff, and trainee levels.
  • The research pursued by our scientists falls into three main categories: biochemistry/molecular biology, biophysics, and chemistry.
  • The common thread connecting our research is the objective of resolving biological reactions, circuits, and pathways at the molecular level.