An important component of the biochemistry major is a 3- semester hour research laboratory experience. (Students may enroll BCH 498.)
- This work gives students an understanding of what is involved in independent research and an opportunity to utilize their own creativity and hard work to make new discoveries and learn and develop new experimental techniques.
- At the end of this endeavor, students have the opportunity to present their research findings at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by the Rochester section of the American Chemical Society.
Biochemistry research at Roberts:
- Using siRNA to inhibit the infective cycle of Chlamydia
- Using the silver clusters in dendrimers as biomolecule detectors
- Purification of alpha-1-antitrypsin (a-1-AT)
- Purification and Characterization of Aspartame from Neutrasweet
- Using Gold or Silver Nanoparticles to Bind Trypsin and Antitrypsin
- In Vitro Mutagenesis of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP)
- Forensic Analysis of Saliclyates and Aspirin
- Forensic Imaging of Fingerprints Using Confocal Microscopy
- Forensic Identification of Inks
- Forensic Identification of Drugs
- DNA Identification of HeLA Cells