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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

Protein Synthesis Cluster Meeting

The Protein Synthesis Cluster will hold its first meeting of the semester on October 1st. Chen Bao (Ermolenko lab) will present a new paper from...

Thursday, October 1 4:00pm
Biochemistry and Biophysics Fall Seminar Series

Dr. Martin Walsh, Director, The Mount Sinai Center for RNA Biology and Medicine; Co-Director, MoTrPAC NIH Common Fund Chemical Analysis Site for Genomics,...

Wednesday, October 7 2:00pm
Graduate Women in Science Meeting

Dr. Rachel Meyers, Entrepreneur in Residence, Third Rock Ventures, Boston, MA, will be the speaker for the 2nd GWIS meeting of 2020-2021. Her talk title is...

Thursday, October 15 3:00pm
RNA Structure and Function Cluster Meeting

The RNA Structure and Function Cluster Meeting will hold its first meeting of the semester on October 15th. There will be one talk from Dr. Yu's lab. Title...

Thursday, October 15 4:00pm
Biochemistry and Biophysics Fall Seminar Series

Dr. Andrey S. Krasilnikov, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Center for RNA Biology, Pennsylvania State University,...

Wednesday, November 18 2:00pm

Recent Events

Graduate Women in Science Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Protein Synthesis Cluster Meeting

Thursday, June 11, 2020

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