Kansas State University


Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Letter from Phillip E. Klebba, Biochemistry Department Head


Greetings from KSU Biochemistry! I was delighted to accept the position of Department Head shortly before the beginning of the Fall 2012 academic term. I will do my best to meet the high standard of administrative guidance set by Dr. Mike Kanost, my predecessor, over his distinguished 10 years of service as Head of Biochemistry. As you likely know, Kansas State University has ambitious plans for the development of research and education on our Manhattan campus and throughout the State of Kansas. In Biochemistry we are excited to pursue these goals; we are a small but energetic group of researchers dedicated to providing a rich educational experience for our undergraduate and graduate students, as well as advanced training for postdoctoral fellows, while keeping faculty research at the highest level of achievement. As a community the department contains 12 regular faculty, 4 research faculty, 32 graduate and 95 undergraduate students, supported by 6 staff members, housed in two buildings. We’re located in Chalmers and Burt Halls on the Manhattan campus.

It’s a challenging, dynamic time to undertake studies in biochemistry. We are endeavoring to advance our undergraduate and graduate programs so that students will profit from breakthroughs in biophysics, bioinformatics and molecular biology in this post-genomic era. Biochemistry is evolving, and we are striving to position our department to provide training for the future.

Please stop by and visit us!

Phillip E. Klebba, Ph. D.
Department of Biochemistry
141 Chalmers Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
Email: biochem@ksu.edu

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