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BMB
Probing the behaviors of molecules, cells, and biological systems.

 

 

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Students from the Tim Mayashiro research group in the laboratory.
Two students working in the lab for BMB.
Undergraduate Programs

Learning about genomics, cloning, stem cells, cancer biology, microarrays, emerging diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases.

BMB majors lead to exciting and rewarding careers!
 

BMB graduate students working in the laboratory with their adviser.

Make discoveries and generate new knowledge through independent, original dissertation research in BMMB laboratories.  

 

BMMB Graduate Program
Congratulations Class of 2020
Congratulations Class of 2020!

Congratulations!  We are very proud of our graduates and look forward to following the careers in which they are about to embark!  Visit the Class of 2020 webpage to view all our Class of 2020 content!

A Fond Farewell
The Department says farewell to Dr. Frank Pugh

After 28 years of Service to Penn State, and the Department, Dr. Frank Pugh is leaving to start the next chapter in his career at Cornell University.  View a special tribute to Dr. Pugh, where you can leave a farewell message to him and thank him for all that he has done for the Penn State and BMB Communities.

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Being among the top 50 research universities, I knew that I could pursue my interests in biochemistry while being among world-class faculty.
Department Research
Emily Snell, Microbiology Major, Class of 2019

 

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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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