The Department of Biochemistry is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Regardless of race, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, or orientation, we welcome every individual who seeks to deepen their knowledge and understanding of biochemistry. Each of us in the department pledges to play an important part in this mission.

If anyone feels that they have been or are being discriminated again, please alert me or any faculty or staff member. You can also contact the MCB Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at or the University of Illinois Office for Access and Equity at

Satish K. Nair, Head
phone: (217) 333-0641

Visit the MCB DEI page for resources and information on initiatives