COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Classes are currently being delivered in an alternative model. More information about COVID-19

Biochemistry Research

Our Faculty & Their Research

Faculty members are happy to involve undergraduate students in their research projects, often collaborating with other departments, community members and employers on research projects. That gives you the opportunity to get additional hands-on experience. One of the U of L’s Research Centres focuses on Biochemistry and specifically on RNA research.

The Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI) is dedicated to foster and facilitate RNA research and training excellence, to contribute to the multidisciplinary research and teaching community at the University of Lethbridge, its surrounding communities and beyond, ultimately facilitating transfer of leading-edge knowledge into the private sector as well as academia.

You may also have the opportunity to participate in external studies or gain employment with local researchers at the Federal and Provincial research agencies or in private industry.

Current Research and Areas of Interest:

  • Antibiotics & Bio-Nanomachines
  • RNA Structure and Function
  • Biochemical Systems
  • RNA Processing Enzymes
  • Cellular Protein Factories
  • Plant Hormones
  • Cellular Effects of Ionizing Radiation
  • Genetic & Molecular Mechanisms
  • DNA Repair & Genome Stability
  • Plant Development & Pattern Formation
  • Cancer Research Formation
  • Carbon Utilization

For more detailed research information, see Contributing Departments in the menu to your left.