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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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The Florida Southern College Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) program combines chemistry, biology, physics, and mathematics.

This format reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of scientific research. As a biochemistry and molecular biology student, it also means you’re prepared for professional schools—such as medical, dental and veterinary schools—and graduate programs.

Top Reasons to choose Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at florida southern college

Collaborative Research

As a biochemistry and molecular biology student, you will work with biochemistry faculty on collaborative biochemistry research that takes your learning to the next level.

State-of-the-Art Instruments

Get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art biochemistry instrumentation and techniques.

Present at Conferences

Develop your professional credentials by presenting your collaborative biochemistry research findings at conferences.

Combine chemistry, biology, physics, and math into one!

In BIO 3770 Bioinformatics you’ll learn the techniques requiring the use of molecular biology databases, including DNA and protein sequence analysis, multiple sequence alignments, 3-D protein structure modeling and prediction, phylogenetic tree building, and RNA sequence analysis.

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Featured biochemistry Faculty

Dr. An-Phong Le
- Chemistry Department Chair

I challenge students to build their own connections between the very small (molecular and nanoscale principles) and the very large (macroscopic phenomena) through active hands-on and brains-on experiences that bridge the chemistry classroom and the chemistry laboratory. These connections extend from our chemistry coursework to the diverse topics and fields that fascinate our students, and it is these interconnections that will lead to breakthroughs, both big and small, that will continue to change and improve the world.

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Internship Opportunities

In addition to shadowing and interning with numerous doctors, dentists, veterinarians, physical therapists, and other medical professionals, in hospitals, clinics and private practice, our students have gained experience at other notable companies as well.

watson clinic
florida chemical company
polk county government
center for cancer care and research

Clubs and More

The biology and chemistry departments sponsors several societies and honorary organizations that may be of benefit to biochemistry and molecular biology students: Beta Beta Beta, affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Medical Student Association/Pre-Professional Society, a chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA); The American Chemical Society; Gamma Sigma Epsilon, national chemistry honor society.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program Contacts

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Dr. An-Phong Le

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
863.680.4132

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Dr. Brittany Gasper

Assistant Professor of Biology
863.680.4998

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