Biomedical Chemistry Stream

Biological chemistry focuses on how organic molecules function and, in turn, then can be used to address medical problems. The research carried out by first-year students in the Biomedical Chemistry research stream at Binghamton University contributes to better understanding of how to improve targeted delivery of biomedicine in the human body. In particular, the stream research focuses on understanding the role and requirement of biomolecules in neurological disorders and cancer. Researchers within this steam will identify molecular targets for therapeutic treatment.

Biomedical Chemistry is cross-disciplinary in nature

Biomedical Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry
Molecular Biology
Cellular Processing
Public Health

Biomedical Chemistry research intersects the traditional disciplines of Pharmacology, Chemistry, Genetics, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, Cellular Biology, Neurochemistry, and Molecular Biology. The research questions our FRI students explore are to investigate biomolecules in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer to better understand how they function and, in turn, provide insight in targeting and designing novel medicinal therapies.

All of the research projects in this field will advance medicinal practices. Each discipline, neurochemistry, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, biophysics, medicinal chemistry, and pharmacology, is intertwined to allow for an increased understanding of cellular complexities and will aid in developing therapeutic avenues to support public health.