April 23, 2020
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Students who seek to answer the questions “What is life?” and “How does life work?” are drawn to the biochemistry and molecular biology program at Kenyon, which combines both majors into an exciting interdisciplinary experience.
While biochemistry focuses on the structure and function of biologically important compounds, such as DNA, enzymes, and proteins, molecular biology focuses on how molecules convert information into chemical reactions. Research and hands-on experimentation is central to the curriculum, which allows students to engage in high-level work that most of their peers do not experience until graduate school.