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The Department ranks fourth among all Biochemistry departments in the US, up from seventh in 2011.

We received over $19.6 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2012. According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR), this ranks us fourth among all Biochemistry departments and if considering just public institutions, that would make us the 2nd highest NIH funded biochemistry program. We are proud of our faculty for their hard work and accomplishments! Of special note is that Ronald Swanstrom ranked seventh among all principal investigators in Biochemistry for total NIH dollars.