The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology strives to make scientific discoveries with the potential for clinical translation.

With rigorous training and access to state-of-the-art technology and resources on campus, the department is proud to prepare students for successful careers as independent investigators in academia, government, biotechnology and teaching.

Our faculty, students and fellows conduct research across a broad range of fields within biochemistry and molecular biology, including:

  • Cellular and molecular signaling
  • Structural biology
  • Eukaryotic molecular biology
  • Lipid and membrane biochemistry
  • Molecular genetics
  • Enzymology
  • Tumor biology

Research Groups


In addition to conducting their own projects, our faculty are dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists in an engaging, collaborative environment.

Explore our graduate programs