Chemical Biology

Chemical Biology Division

Contact Information:
Chemistry Laboratory Building Room 210
PO Box 117200
Gainesville , Florida 32611-7200
Phone: (352) 392-4303
Fax: (352) 846-2095

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About the Division:

Chemistry and biology are steadily merging, and it is at the interface that exciting research occurs, in particular relevant to human health and therapeutics. It is clear that biochemical research will focus increasingly on complex, interdisciplinary questions including how small molecules and biomolecules interact. Students in the biochemistry division receive a background in all branches of chemistry as well as a strong knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology. Our proximity and interactions with colleagues in our department and throughout the UF campus allow for a cohesive and comprehensive approach to biochemistry that makes for a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Faculty in the division share the belief that a strong chemical background provides a solid foundation for a career in biological chemistry research. These beliefs guide the design of the courses offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and in the procedures by which graduate students earn their Ph.D.

Faculty & Staff

Rebecca A. Butcher

Associate Professor
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352-846-3392 JHH 302B

Abdul Dar

Adjunct Assistant Scientist
352-392-2345 CLB 311F
352-392-9865 JHH 302F

Nicole A. Horenstein

Associate Professor
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352-392-9859 LEI 402

Guohui Li

Adjunct Assistant Scientist
352-294-1321 LEI 116

Jeffrey D. Rudolf

Assistant Professor
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352 294 7221 JHH 302G
352-846-0743 LEI 102