Department of Biochemistry



Our mandate is to conduct outstanding basic research, while maintaining an exceptional record in the training of undergraduate medical students, B.Sc. Liberal program, Major program and Honours Program undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.

Graduate Admissions

Our deadlines differ from those of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office. For admission, please respect our deadlines. Find out more...

Undergraduate Admissions

The undergraduate admissions for the September session is in March for Quebec Cegep students and January for those coming from Universities or colleges outside Canada. For admissions please find out more...


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Academic staff

Meet our full-time Faculty members and Associate and Adjunct members. Find out more about all their Research interests.

Research in biochemistry

Currently, our Department has 30 full-time academic staff members, 19 Associate members, as well as 6 Adjunct members. There are 15 active research laboratories on site; an additional 10 laboratories are located in several research centres within 10 minutes walking distance.

Collectively, the Department is engaged in teaching a dynamic and rigorous undergraduate curriculum, and in training over 140 graduate students.

Our interests

Major areas are cell and molecular biology, regulation of protein and nucleic acid synthesis, gene expression regulation, neurobiology, enzymology and membrane structure & function.

See our Research Interests.

Where we are located

The Department of Biochemistry is located in the McIntyre Building, 8th and 9th floors. Dr. Berghuis and the Administrative Office are in room 905. Our Biochemistry Professors are also located in the Bellini Building and the Goodman Cancer Centre. Please check out the Faculty Directory for all their addressses.