Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

Welcome to BMB!

News in BMB:

Neo Wu (advisor: Mark Lemmon) and Shelly Crescenzi (advisor: Ravi Reddy) successfully defended their theses last week. Congratulations to both!

Congratulations to the new Chair of BMB, Kim Sharp, and to Ben Garcia, the new Vice Chair!

Please welcome the incoming BMB students starting in the summer: Dan DeHelian (Brass lab), Dillion Fox (Saven lab), Rina Fujiwara (Garcia lab), and Hannah Richter (Wellen lab).

Rahul Kohli has received a prestigious Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

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.





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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

Fall 2015 BMB Courses

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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