Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

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News in BMB:

The 2015 Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation goes to Vignesh Kasinath. The award will be presented at the May 18th graduation ceremony. Congratulations to Vignesh and his mentor, Josh Wand!

Jeffery Saven is the recipient of the Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching from the School of Arts & Sciences. This award recognizes exceptional creativity and innovation in instruction. Read about it here.

Congratulations to Kathleen Molnar (advisor: Bill DeGrado), who successfully defended her thesis on April 20th!

Laura Agosto (incoming BMB student) and Jamie DeNizio (2nd year student with Rahul Kohli) have received NSF Fellowship Awards. Honorable mention go to first year students, Zachery March and Kristen McKibben. Congratulations to all!

Josh Wand has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Ben Garcia has received a Scholar Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Our newest faculty member is Roberto Bonasio, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology.

Congratulations to our December 2014 graduates: Devin Dersh, Ph.D., Vignesh Kasinath, Ph.D., Laura Williams, M.S.

Brian Salzberg was recently elected a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). Read about it here.

A 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering has been awarded to Alison Sweeney. Read about it here.






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The Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics is devoted to the education and training of a new generation of scientists ready to apply quantitative, mechanistic and molecular approaches to advance the frontiers of biomedical research.

Grounded on a strong relationship with the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, BMB offers truly interdisciplinary training that is coordinated by a fluid and diverse faculty representing many departments and schools of the University.

The more than 75 research laboratories affiliated with BMB share common interests to understand biological phenomena at the fundamental molecular level, exploiting an ever-increasing battery of biochemical and biophysical techniques.


Kim A. Sharp, Ph.D.
Interim Chair, 2014-2015
white pixelKathryn M. Ferguson, Ph.D
Chair, Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics


2015 B&B/BMB Retreat: November 12 - 13 at Skytop Lodge. Mark your calendars now!

BMB Recruitment Days: PhD: January 22 and February 5; MD/PhD: January 7-8.

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