Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) is dedicated to excellence in research and education. We are at the epicenter of modern biomedical research. Understanding basic biochemical pathways is key to gaining new knowledge for the prevention and combating of disease, allowing for the expansion of current boundaries in medicine and science.
In addition to medical applications, molecular biology is indispensable for the development of tools implemented for environmental and bionanotechnology problems. We are committed to maintaining our discipline as a central science and strives for excellence by sustaining the current areas of strength, fostering interdisciplinary and clinical translational research, and expanding the research portfolio to evolving areas of inquiry and discovery.
Our expertise in RNA biology, understanding DNA stability and repair, studying the biophysical nature of biomolecules, and gaining insight into cellular signaling pathways is strengthened by researchers specializing in the design of natural and semi-synthetic biomolecules, as well as molecular-based devices that can be employed in translational medicine and other bionanotechnology applications.
Our graduate program provides students with outstanding educational opportunities and a broad knowledge in the various aspects of modern biochemistry and molecular biology. We prepare students for advanced careers in biochemistry and molecular biology. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, our students engage in cutting-edge laboratory research in a variety of areas and publish their findings in some of the best peer-reviewed journals in the world.