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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Our mission is to:

  • provide a dynamic research environment with programs in the disciplines of biochemistry and molecular biology
  • provide a superior educational experience for graduate students and medical students
  • provide a rich training environment for postdoctoral fellows
  • provide service to our institution and community

Our areas of research strength include:

  • Regulation of gene expression, emphasizing but not limited to transcription regulation.
  • Protein folding and structure determination.
  • Allosteric regulation of protein function.
  • Signal transduction

Our faculty members are associated with a variety of cross-disciplinary centers within the university, including  The Kidney Institute, the COBRE for Protein Structure and Function, the COBRE for Novel Approaches for Control of Microbial Pathogens, the COBRE for Molecular Regulation of Cell Development and Differentiation, the Cancer Center and the Institute for Fetal Maternal Biology. 

Core services are available, which includes:  a transgenic mouse facility; a biotechnology support center that offers DNA synthesis, sequencing, and microchip analysis; a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry facility; in-house x-ray crystallographic equipment; and a variety of spectro­scopy and calorimetry instruments, including advanced fluorescence equipment. 


                                                                            BMB Faculty, May 2017

Last modified: Oct 05, 2018
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Mallory Smith, PhD student in Freudenthal Lab, is featured in the KUMC News Students of KU Medical Center

Gissel McDonald is
the recipient
of the 2018
Tom Steadman
Opportunity Award

In Memory:  Dr. Mark Fisher, 1954-2018

Formal Seminars
Date: Oct 19
Speaker:  Dr. Laird Forrest, Ph.D. 
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Title: "Development of localized cancer therapeutics"
(no seminar October 12th)

Literature Seminars
Oct 24: Alex Machen
(no seminars scheduled for Oct 10 & 17)

 Heartland Undergraduate Biochemistry Forum (HUB)
The 2018 HUB Forum is scheduled for November 10th, 2018. 
Speaker: Dr. Jodi M. Nunnari, University of Davis

The 2017 HUB Forum was held on November 11th
Guest Speaker was Dr. Thomas Kunkel
Dr. Kunkel is a NIH Distinguished Investigator in the Genomic Integrity and Structural Biology Laboratory, National Institue of Environmental Health Sciences.