Formed on January 1, 2009, our Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry department was the first new science department to join the Bloomington campus in over 30 years.
Our department is the culmination of a three-phase development, which started with the establishment of the Biochemistry graduate program, in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry, in 2002. This graduate program currently houses 23 faculty from three departments and oversees the research of more than 50 students.
Phase two saw the construction of Simon Hall, a state-of-the-art science facility that was completed in 2007. Its world-class infrastructure and facilities made it a premier research space on campus. With our graduate program in place and our new facilities built, we officially established the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. In the fall semester of 2018, we began offering an interdepartmental undergraduate degree in Molecular Life Sciences with the Department of Biology.