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Biochemistry

Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes in living organisms, including, but not limited to, living matter. Biochemistry governs all living organisms and living processes. By controlling information flow through biochemical signalling and the flow of chemical energy through metabolism, biochemical processes give rise to the incredible complexity of life. Much of biochemistry deals with the structures and functions of cellular components such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and other biomolecules although increasingly processes rather than individual molecules are the main focus. Over the last 40 years biochemistry has become so successful at explaining living processes that now almost all areas of the life sciences from botany to medicine are engaged in biochemical research. Today the main focus of pure biochemistry is in understanding how biological molecules give rise to the processes that occur within living cells which in turn relates greatly to the study and understanding of whole organisms.

Among the vast number of different biomolecules, many are complex and large molecules (called biopolymers), which are composed of similar repeating subunits (called monomers). Each class of polymeric biomolecule has a different set of subunit types. For example, a protein is a polymer whose subunits are selected from a set of 20 or more amino acids. Biochemistry studies the chemical properties of important biological molecules, like proteins, and in particular the chemistry of enzyme-catalyzed reactions.

The biochemistry of cell metabolism and the endocrine system has been extensively described. Other areas of biochemistry include the genetic code (DNA, RNA), protein synthesis, cell membrane transport, and signal transduction.

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University of California-San Diego
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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 29, 2019 See Details

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

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$25,000

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March 29, 2019
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

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$24,000

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January 08, 2019
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Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

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$20,000

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February 01, 2019
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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 November 30, 2018 See Details

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

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$10,000

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November 30, 2018
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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ACS Scholars Program

American Chemical Society

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ACS Scholars Program

American Chemical Society

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March 01, 2019
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APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

$2,500 January 10, 2019 See Details

APIASF/Southern California Edison Scholarship

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

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$2,500

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January 10, 2019
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Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

Clark County Public Education Foundation

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Josef Princ Memorial Scholarship

Clark County Public Education Foundation

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$2,000

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January 31, 2019
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Virginia Society of Agricultural and Rural Professionals Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

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Virginia Society of Agricultural and Rural Professionals Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

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$2,000

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March 01, 2019
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Fred C. Jackson Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

$2,000 March 01, 2019 See Details

Fred C. Jackson Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.

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$2,000

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March 01, 2019
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