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

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Undergraduate Programs

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

BMB majors lead to exciting and rewarding careers!

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


BMMB Graduate Program

Manuel Llinás named Distinguished Professor

Manuel Llinás has been selected to receive the title of Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in recognition of his exceptional record of teaching, research, and service to the University community.

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New, targeted method for probing the function of 3D chromosomal structure

A new method that can induce interactions between specifically chosen locations on the genome allows researchers to begin to identify the causal relationship between three-dimensional chromosome structure and genome function.

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Gavin Palowitch honored with the Fred Wedler Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Gavin Palowitch has been recognized as the 2021 recipient of the Fred Wedler Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.

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Grad School: The Pandemic Year

Read how a year of shutdowns and Zoom meetings has shaped the research and lives of the college’s next generation of scientists.

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The key to a powerful antibiotic’s formation now clear

A powerful class of antibiotics called carbapenems can circumvent antibiotic resistance thanks to a particular chain of atoms in their structure. Read how researchers have imaged an enzyme involved in the creation of this chain to better understand how it forms.

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Denise Okafor receives 2021 National Science Foundation CAREER Award

The CAREER award is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty members who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.

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