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Faculty and staff in the Department of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our programs. We recognize and celebrate the diversity and lived experiences of our students. We aspire for our classrooms and research groups to be supportive and affirming spaces for all people regardless of their race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, religion, and socioeconomic status. We are committed to listening and learning how to best support our diverse student population.
Most importantly, this statement represents the beginning of an important and ongoing discussion occurring within our units. We will update this statement in the coming weeks and months as we develop plans for concrete actions to implement change.
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The aim of biochemistry is to understand and explain the operation of living systems through a study of their chemical, molecular, and cellular properties. In the post-genomic era, discoveries in biochemistry are transforming medicine, agriculture, and industry.
The biochemistry programs at Carleton are also an excellent option for students considering applying to medicine and other health sciences professional programs. A degree in biochemistry will give you the tools to succeed in the 21st century.
Monday, September 21, 2020
Biochemistry Professor Kenneth Storey Publishes an Article on how Jumbo Squids Survive Freezing Cold Oxygen-Deprived Waters
Biochemistry Professor Kenneth Storey from the Storey Lab , has a piece published on squids and their ability to...
Biochemistry Professor Kenneth Storey from the Storey Lab , has a piece published on squids and their ability to survive the worst of conditions. Genetic regulation is behind the seasonal hibernation of bears, allows many species to survive in low- or no-oxygen environments and lets others withstand extreme dehydration. It even allows some creatures...
Monday, September 21, 2020
Biochemistry Assistant Professor Jenny Bruin Receives 2020 Carleton University Teaching Award
Assistant Professor Jenny Bruin from the Bruin lab, has received the New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. This award was given due to her...
Assistant Professor Jenny Bruin from the Bruin lab, has received the New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. This award was given due to her great energy and excitement she has dedicated to her teaching....
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Biochemistry Professor Amy Rand Focuses Research on Pollutants
Biochemistry Professor Amy Rand from the Rand lab , combines environmental chemistry—the study of how chemicals move through and interact with our environment, whether outside or inside...
Biochemistry Professor Amy Rand from the Rand lab , combines environmental chemistry—the study of how chemicals move through and interact with our environment, whether outside or inside our homes—with toxicology. Proffesor Rand's particular focus is on a class of pollutants called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, which have rung alarm...