Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

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News in BMB:

We welcome the newest BMB faculty members: Luca Busino, Erika Holzbaur, Xianxin Hua, Kenji Murakami, and Amish Patel.

Congratulations to the May 2015 BMB graduates! Adam A. Kraya, Ph.D. (advisor: Dave Speicher) and Kathleen Molnar, Ph.D. (advisor: Bill DeGrado)

Matt Lazzara is the recipient of a 2015 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to study the cell signaling pathways that enable glioblastoma, the most common malignancy of the brain in adults, to evade response to currently available therapies.

Kristen Lynch and her lab were recently highlighted in Penn News Today. The Lynch lab’s paper focusing on how splicing is controlled and regulated in T cells was recently published in PNAS.

Charlie Mo (advisor: Rahul Kohli), was awarded the 2015 Jon Samuel Kanefield Prize for Cystic Fibrosis Research. His abstract on "Tuning LexA self-cleavage modulates the SOS response and bacterial evolution in the presence of antibiotics”, will be presented at the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Mechanisms.

The BMB 2015 Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation goes to Vignesh Kasinath. Vignesh's thesis title: "Fluctuations and entropy in the energetics and function of the protein complexes". 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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
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Chair, Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

2015 B&B/BMB Retreat: November 12 - 13 at Skytop Lodge. Mark your calendars now! Pictures from the 2014 retreat are here.

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

 

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