• analyze biomolecular interactions
    Tom Laue received this award for his development of new instruments and approaches to analyze biomolecular interactions. Learn More
  • collage of images
    Rick Cote received a 5-year NIH grant to understand how defects in cGMP phosphodiesterase (PDE), the central enzyme in the visual signaling pathway, can lead to retinitis pigmentosa, a retinal disease that leads to blindness. Learn More
  • students at Microscopy Facility
    The Electron Microscopy Facility offers both transmission EM and and scanning EM capabilities to aid cell biological research at UNH. Learn More


The University of New Hampshire graduate program in Biochemistry offers courses of study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, as well as a 5-year B.S.-M.S. degree program. Doctor of Philosophy degrees are awarded by the Department for significant and original research contributions to basic knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology. The objective of these programs is to give students interdisciplinary training in contemporary biological research. The course of study is flexible and takes into account the student's goals in research, career objectives and undergraduate preparation. Thesis research is conducted in the laboratory of faculty affiliated with the Graduate Program.  The M.S. programs prepare students for further studies toward the Ph.D. or other professional degrees, as well as for careers in research or teaching.

Research opportunities are available in the general areas of molecular biology, cellular biology, and biochemistry, with specific research programs in: eukaryotic gene regulation, reproductive physiology, molecular population genetics, macromolecular interactions, cell signaling pathways in cancer and leukemia, evolution of eukaryotic genomes, glycobiology, protein kinases and phosphatases in plant signaling; structure/function relationships of macromolecules, proteomics and epigenomics, DNA repair mechanisms, etiology of vascular disease, and sensory transduction.