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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) is an integral part of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School at KU Medical Center. Lectures and laboratory experiences are offered for students pursuing M.S., Ph.D., and M.D./Ph.D. degrees. Postdoctoral research scientists and visiting faculty members also contribute to the departmental activities.

Department News

June 2024

  • Dr. Chad Slawson received a KU Diabetes Institute Pilot Grant for a project entitled “Understanding how adipocyte O-GlcNAcylation affects immune cell development and function.”

May 2024

  • Dr. Bret Freudenthal was awarded an NCI grant entitled “Ribonucleotide Processing in Telomere Maintenance and Integrity.”
  • The 2024 Joe. R Kimmel award for the best Biochemistry presentation at Student Research Forum was won by Kaitlin Dehart.
  • The 2024 Santiago Grisolia award for the best Biochemistry presentation by a medical student at Student Research Forum was won by Spencer Thompson.

April 2024

  • Congratulations to Dr. Chad Slawson as he becomes the M.D./Ph.D. Assistant Director. His new appointment will begin on July 1, 2024.

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