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The Susan Hafenstein laboratory.
About the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Probing the behaviors of molecules cells and biological systems
Scientific solutions to pressing problems

Educating the next generation of scientists through transformational teaching and learning to inspire a fresh generation of creative scholars to advance scientific solutions to societal problems.

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Two students working in the lab for BMB.
Undergraduate Programs

If you enjoy learning about genomics, cloning, stem cells, cancer biology, microarrays, emerging diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases, studying in one of our majors would be a stimulating adventure.

Our majors lead to highly exciting and rewarding careers!
 

BMB graduate students working in the laboratory with their adviser.

Our students make discoveries and generate new knowledge through independent, original dissertation research in BMMB laboratories.  Our goal is to provide you with the education, training, mentoring, and resources to reach your full potential.

 

BMMB Graduate Program

 

Job Opportunities 

Faculty positions in Microbiology

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State invites applications for one or more tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor appointments in the area of Microbiology.

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Director, Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

The Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation was founded in 1992 to support and stimulate research and training, enhance collaboration, and increase the visibility of gene regulation research at Penn State.

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Faculty positions in Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State invites applications for one or more tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor appointments in the area of eukaryotic gene regulation.

Group photo of members of the Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation