The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) conducts research to discover and characterize the fundamental biological processes relevant to health and disease.

Today, BMB comprises roughly 20 teaching and research faculty, 40 pre-doctoral students, 50 masters students and 20 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars. BMB’s research interests have evolved over the past quarter century to include cellular stress responses, DNA replication and repair pathways (genome integrity), cancer, aging, protein homeostasis, and reproductive biology. Our newest faculty members have further expanded our areas of expertise to include structural biology, molecular nutrition, stem cells, neurodegenerative and other chronic diseases, and epigenetics. Alumni of the Department are uniquely positioned to enter successful careers in academia, medicine and industry.