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Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics (B&B) strives to understand the molecular mechanisms of important biological processes, thereby providing insight into how disruption of these mechanisms causes disease. Departmental research is generously supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH instrument funds have contributed to our recent two million dollar investment in cutting edge structural biology, biophysical and mass spectrometry-based equipment. Furthermore, income generated from intellectual property derived from departmental research discoveries continues to be reinvested back into the department, and used to stimulate the genesis of private biotechnology companies.

In addition to supporting our research, the NIH has recognized our excellence in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) and Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology (BSCB) Ph.D. programs by awarding the university a highly competitive interdepartmental T32 graduate training grant. Our commitment to graduate education is apparent from the positions acquired by our previous students and fellows, who are professors at major research universities and leaders in corporate research. Our continued focus on pioneering research and quality education ensures our position as a premier Biochemistry & Biophysics department.

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Upcoming Events

Biochemistry and Biophysics Fall Seminar Series

Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D., Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Steven W. Kuffler Chair, Department of Biology; Professor, Department of Cell and...

Wednesday, November 20 2:00pm
Graduate Women in Science Meeting

Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D., Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Steven W. Kuffler Chair, Department of Biology; Professor, Department of Cell and...

Thursday, November 21 3:00pm
Biochemistry and Biophysics Fall Seminar Series

Elizabeth Kellogg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, will be presenting in the...

Wednesday, December 4 2:00pm
RNA Structure and Function Cluster Meeting

The 6th RNA Cluster meeting for the 2019-2020 academic year will be held Thursday, March , 2019 at 4:15 pm in K207 (2-6408). There will be two talks (30 min...

Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:15pm

Recent Events

Protein Synthesis Cluster Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Graduate Women in Science Meeting

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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