Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

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News in BMB:

Feng Gai has been selected to receive the 2014 American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award, which recognizes an individual "who, by conspicuous scientific achievement through research, has made important contributions to man's knowledge and thereby aided the public appreciation of the profession."

Congratulations to Jane Schulte, recipient of the Raiziss Award for the student who "performed best in 1st year course work and lab rotations".

The recipient of the 2014 Dutton Award for outstanding publication by a BMB student is John Welsh (advisors: Skip Brass and Scott Diamond). John will be presenting a talk at the B&B/BMB Retreat in November.

Nathaniel Nucci (Ph.D., 2008; advisor: Josh Wand) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and Translational & Biomedical Sciences, at Rowan University.

Steve Artim (advisor: Mark Lemmon), Rob Culik (advisor: Feng Gai), Peter Huwe (advisor: Ravi Radhakrishnan), and David Slochower (advisor: Paul Janmey) received the Ph.D. degree in August 2014. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to Carrie Sims (thesis advisor: Joe Baur), who has been awarded the 2014 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award from the American College of Surgeons. The award will be presented at the ACS Clinical Congress in San Francisco in October 2014.

BMB alumnus, Joe Jez , has been named an HHMI Professor and is one of 15 "million dollar professors" nationwide to receive $1 million to establish "Biotech Explorers Pathway" at Washington U. in St. Louis, where he is associate professor. Read about it here.

We welcome the following new BMB faculty: Maya Capelson, Brad Johnson, Mitch Lazar, Ben Prosser, Alison Sweeney, Andrew Tsourkas, Aalim Weljie, Jeremy Wilusz, Ken Zaret and Zhaolan Zhou.

Bengi Turegun (advisor: Roberto Dominguez) was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship (July 1, 2014)

Congratulations to Lucie Guo, recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Degree Fellows (F30) from the National Cancer Institute. Lucie's advisor is Ben Black.




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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


Check out the incoming BMB 2014 class here!


2013-14 BMB grads who attended the
BGS graduation ceremony on May 19, 2014

(from left to right - Yu Jin Chung (MS), Molly Sheehan, Kevan Salimian, Tomo Mani, Yu-San Huoh, Gabe Gonzalez,
Nick Bessman, Ed Ballister)

2011 BMB brochure


Register here for the 2014 B&B/BMB Retreat: November 20 - 21 at Skytop Lodge

Click here to see photos from the 2013 BMB/B&B Retreat, November 7- 8, at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains.

BMB 2015 Student Recruitment Days: PhD: February 6 and February 27; MD/PhD: January 8-9.

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