Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB) comprises faculty from the Medical School and the College of Biological Sciences who are committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics. Multiple research opportunities allow BMBB faculty to interface with a variety of other basic science and clinical faculty within the university and the scientific community.
Our educational program emphasizes strong foundational training with a core curriculum focusing on macromolecular structure and function, metabolism, molecular biology, signal transduction, and protein biophysics. The majority of our undergraduate students conduct one or more research projects or internships under faculty guidance as part of their degree program to gain hands-on experience in biochemistry. Undergraduate majors are prepared to enter the workforce directly in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, matriculate into graduate or professional schools, or pursue related careers in law or public policy.
The Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics (BMBB) graduate program integrates exceptionally strong research with a broad education in order to guide students to the edge of transformative frontiers in the modern biological sciences. BMBB students fuse ideas from dynamic fields like biophysics, genomics, proteomics, structural biology, and more to investigate game-changing questions about the fundamental mechanisms of life. Forge interdisciplinary collaborations, publish in prestigious journals, and advance your scientific career in this curiosity-driven community.