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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 Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Eric Wagner is a Professor and Vice-Chair of Education; Director of Graduate Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry...

Wednesday, March 17 2:00pm
 Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar: Igor Yurovskiy

“Investing for your future” presented by Igor Yurovskiy, J.P. Morgan Private Client Advisor, Senior Vice President-Investments, Chase Private Client,...

Thursday, March 18 3:00pm
RNA Structure and Function Cluster Meeting

The RNA Structure and Function Cluster Meeting will hold its sixth meeting of the semester on March 18th. There will be two talks - one from Dr. Lueck's lab...

Thursday, March 18 4:00pm
Biochemistry and Biophysics Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Antonina Roll-Mecak, Senior Investigator and Unit Chief, Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, NIH, Bethesda, MD, will presenting in the Department Spring...

Wednesday, March 24 2:00pm
Protein Synthesis Cluster Meeting

The Protein Synthesis Cluster will hold its seventh meeting of the semester on April 1st. Please click here to register:...

Thursday, April 1 4:00pm

Recent Events

Protein Synthesis Cluster Meeting

Thursday, March 4, 2021

RNA Structure and Function Cluster Meeting

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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