2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

Major Requirements  


Dan Roberts, Head

Alexandre, G., PhD – Claude Bernard Lyon (France)
Bruce, B., PhD – California (Berkeley)
Ganguly, R., PhD – Nebraska
Guo, H., PhD – Harvard
Howell, E., PhD – Lehigh
McKee, B., PhD – Michigan State
Millhorn, D., PhD – Ohio State
Nebenführ, A., PhD – Oregon State
Park, J., PhD – Texas A&M
Prosser, R., PhD – Illinois
Roberts, D., PhD – California (Davis)
von Arnim, A., PhD – East Anglia (UK)

Associate Professors
Binder, B., PhD – Wisconsin (Madison)
Fernandez, E., PhD – Loyola
Hall, J., PhD – Illinois
Jain, N., PhD – Brandeis
Labrador, M., PhD – Autonoma Barcelona (Spain)
Shen, T., PhD – California (San Diego)
Shpak, E., PhD – Ohio

Assistant Professors
Barrera, F., PhD – Universidad Miguel Hernandez (Spain)
Bembenek, J., PhD – Southwestern Medical Center (Texas)
Burch-Smith, T., PhD – Yale
Das, M., PhD – IIT (India)
Hong, Tian, PhD – California (Irvine)
Krishnan, K., PhD – California (San Francisco)
McCord, R.P., PhD – Harvard

Adjunct and Research Faculty
Allison, D., PhD – Tennessee
Boder, E., PhD – Illinois
Brown, S., PhD – Otago (New Zealand)
Dalhaimer, P., PhD – Pennsylvania
Elias, D, PhD – Oklahoma
Kovalevskyi, A., PhD – New York (Buffalo)
Labbé, J., PhD – Nancy-University (France)
Mannik, J., PhD – Stony Brook
Morrell-Falvey, J., PhD – Purdue
O’Neill, H., PhD – Dublin (Ireland)
Osmand, A., PhD – Adelaide (S. Australia)
Parks, J., PhD – Duke
Peterson, C., PhD – Louisiana State
Standaert, R., PhD – Harvard
Stanley, D., PhD – Massachusetts (Amherst)
Yang, X., PhD – Cornell

Biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology study the function of cells and organisms at the molecular level. The concentration includes the study of the structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, DNA and RNA, as well as how these and other molecules control cellular and organismal function. The curriculum prepares students for a variety of careers in biological research, biotechnology, the health professions or education.

Students wishing to emphasize study in this area elect to major in biological sciences with a concentration in biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology. See the description of the major and concentration under Division of Biology for requirements.


Students pursuing a B.S. degree in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology are eligible to participate in the University’s VolsTeach program (https://volsteach.utk.edu/), which permits students to simultaneously complete a major in mathematics or science and receive secondary education teaching licensure within the 4-year undergraduate degree program through completion of a VolsTeach minor. By petition, students pursuing a VolsTeach minor may apply INPG 385  to the Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology B.S. degree. For more information about VolsTeach, including advising associated with teaching licensure requirements, contact the Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Science (101 Greve Hall)