Departmental Research Areas
|Biochemistry and Enzymology||Bioinformatics and Genomics||Biophysics||Cell and Developmental Biology|
|Energy Research||Gene Regulation||Microbiology and Infectious Disease||Neurobiology|
|Plant Sciences||RNA Biology||Structural Biology|
Full Listing of Departmental Faculty and Research Interests
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Featured Research and Faculty Awards
Malaria parasites hide out in humans when it’s not mosquito season
Evolution of the Y chromosome in great apes deciphered
Jean-Paul Armache awarded funding to study how a coronavirus protein takes over human protein-making machinery
Origins of complexity
Lindner Lab takes first steps into the realm of Forensic Science with help from the Roy Lab
Genes affecting brains and brawn?
New image of a cancer-related enzyme in action helps explain gene regulation
COVID-19 response at Penn State propelled by interdisciplinary connections
New decontamination protocol permits reuse of N95 respirators
Joyce Jose awarded funding to search for antiviral and vaccine targets in SARS-Cov-2
Seed grants jump-start 47 interdisciplinary teams to conduct COVID-19 research
Scott Lindner, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, and Troy Sutton, assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical health, are developing an intranasal vaccine using a virus mimic, and then testing this vaccine candidate in an animal model.
The Department supports a consortium of academic teams that cuts across various research areas. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department engages in an unsurpassed variety of research within the life sciences maintaining its deep and longstanding commitment to integrative, interdisciplinary team-building, and culture of deep collaboration, producing extraordinary outcomes. Discover the Centers and Facilities the Faculty in the Department utilize each and every day to further their research.
Departmental Training Grants
Eukaryotic Gene Regulation Postdoctoral Training Program
This NIH-sponsored Training Program prepares young scientists to excel in both experimental and computational approaches to address fundamental questions in gene regulation.
Biomedical Big Data to Knowledge (B2D2K)
This NIH-sponsored Training Program comprises a diverse cohort of next-generation scientists engaged in integrative analyses of biomedical data to advance science and improve health.