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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Can’t decide between Chemistry and Biology? Consider majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

BMB is an interdisciplinary major that combines two related areas, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Biochemistry is the application of chemical understanding to biologically important molecules and Molecular Biology is the molecular understanding of biological processes. Together, these form the interface of the classical disciplines of chemistry and biology and use the laboratory techniques of each. The BMB major will prepare students for careers in industry or research, or for further study in graduate, health professions or medical school.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology News

  • Pascal Accoh '12
    Working in a lab on meaningful research turned into a career-making experience for more than 100 Foresters who have participated in the Lake Forest College-Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science summer research program since 2009.
  • The new Lillard Science Center will be fully open for fall semester 2018. 
    The grand opening of the Lillard Science Center drew more than 700 guests who toured the renovated and expanded facility and experienced science in action on October 12.
  • Lake Forest College has received a $496,200 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation for new scientific equipment and instrumentation to equip its expanded science facilities and better serve students’ expanding interest in pursuing science majors.


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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2466-brett-palmero-20"><img src="/live/image/gid/191/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1212,1493/38062_p1030723_2.rev.1498856291.jpg" alt="Brett Palmero ’20" title="Brett Palmero ’20" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1212,1493/38062_p1030723_2.rev.1498856291.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1212,1493/38062_p1030723_2.rev.1498856291.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1212" data-max-h="1493"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m already in the lab doing all of this work and I am learning so much about what careers I can pursue and what those pathways entail.”</span></p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2466-brett-palmero-20">Brett Palmero ’20 is so passionate about the sciences that he’s considering the new major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology</a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2465-anna-sandler-20"><img src="/live/image/gid/191/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1763/38060_p1030728.rev.1498855742.jpg" alt="Anna Sandler ’20" title="Anna Sandler ’20" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/191/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1763/38060_p1030728.rev.1498855742.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/191/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1763/38060_p1030728.rev.1498855742.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1763"/></a></span></span><div class="quote"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I’m working in the lab which is providing lots of experience and it’s also making me stand out because I think doing research and understanding it is so integral to being able to explain it.”</span></p></div><a class="recruit-link" href="/live/profiles/2465-anna-sandler-20">Anna Sandler ’20 is interested in the new Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major</a>