Concentrations 101: Chemical Biology
Chemical Biology focuses on the chemical side of life--from the building blocks of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (plus N, S, P, etc.) in organic chemistry to the small molecules important to biological activity. Chembio provides students with a lot of laboratory experience and uses many interesting techniques including mass spectrometry, NMR, chromatography, micropipetting, and photometry. Labs tend to be inquiry based and take in-depth looks at solving or learning about real medical or chemical problems, such as finding novel inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This is the perfect concentration for students interested in organic chemistry, natural products, drug discovery and pharmaceuticals, or analytical chemistry!