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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
Upcoming Events


Open Job Positions

Nicole Ellis, PhD student in Freudenthal lab, is recipient of a FY19 Biomedical Research Training Program Fellowship.

Dr. Alexey Ladokhin has been named Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Membrane Biology starting April 1, 2019.

In Memory:  Dr. Mark Fisher, 1954-2018

Formal Seminars
Date: Feb 15
Speaker:  John Blake Mertz, Ph.D.
West Virginia University
Title: "Biophysics at the cellular interface: using simulations to understand an atypical membrane-active peptide"

Literature Seminars
No Seminar February 13
Feb 20
Speaker:  Victor Vasquez-Montes

 Heartland Undergraduate Biochemistry Forum (HUB)
The 2018 HUB Forum was held on November 10th, 2018. 
Speaker: Dr. Jodi M. Nunnari, University of Davis
click on link above for poster winners

The 2019 HUB Forum will be held on November 16, 2019