Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

Welcome to BMB!

News in BMB:

Josh Allen, 2012 BMB grad, has been selected for the "Forbes 30 Under 30" list in healthcare.

Congratulations to the December 2015 BMB grads!
Sandya Ajith, Ph.D.
Helen Chen, Ph.D.
Kyle Harpole, Ph.D.
Nicole Martinez, Ph.D.
Alec RIcciuti, M.S.
Roland Santiago-Rivera, Ph.D.
John Welsh, Ph.D.

Our newest BMB faculty members are: Elizabeth Rhoades(Associate Professor of Chemistry) and Walter Witschey(Assistant Professor of Radiology)

2015 B&B/BMB Retreat Poster Awards!
First Place Josh Wand Award in Biophysics: Evan O'Brien
Second Place Award in Biophysics: Cory Rice
Third Place Award in Biophysics: James Townsend
First Place Kate Ferguson Award in Biochemistry: Kelly Karch
Second Place Award in Biochemistry:
Francesca Tuazon
Third Place Award in Biochemistry: Chris Yarosh

Congratulations to Erika Holzbaur, recipient of the 2015 Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award from the Perelman School of Medicine. This elite award recognizes research excellence in the basic sciences at Penn. Other BMB recepients of this award have been Gideon Dreyfuss (1996), Virginia Lee (2000), Yale Goldman (2005), and Mark Lemmon (2009)



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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 90 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.
Chair, Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

Check out the photos from the 2015 B&B/BMB Retreat here (November 12 - 13 at Skytop Lodge)

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

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