Why do Biochemistry?

I think to study biochemistry means to take biological systems and processes and break them down to the molecular scale to understand how and why they happen. It gives biological relevance to many of the molecules and chemical reactions we know exist and can help develop new ones that have real world application.

I chose to study biochemistry because for me, it’s the best of both worlds. I like being able to give chemical reactions relevance in a biological system. I think biochemistry is necessary to study in the sense that it is interdisciplinary. Learning how to build connections and share information with other groups within a given field is important regardless of the field of study.

As a (hopefully) future surgeon, I might not have to explain metabolic pathways, but learning how to communicate science with non-science people is very important and a skill that I think is lacking in the scientific and medical community.

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