Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

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Ronen Marmorstein has been appointed as the next George W. Raiziss Professor, a position vacated by the departure of Mark Lemmon.

Three Penn Medicine Scientists Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Yale E. Goldman, Mitchell Lazar and Sarah Tishkoff receive one of the highest honors for a U.S. scientist. Click here to read the article.

UPenn is ranked #7 for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by the Center for World University Rankings. Click here for more info.

Join the March for Science on April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

2012 BMB Graduate, Molly Sheenan, is a Candidate for the PA, 7th Congressional District, primary (2018). Read more.

Welcome new BMB Faculty members, Kushol Gupta, Ph.D. and Melike Lakadamyali, Ph.D.

Joshua E. Allen, Ph.D., 2012 BMB grad, who was selected for the "Forbes 30 Under 30" list in healthcare is now on the first-in-human trial of ONC201, the cancer drug that he discovered as a BMB graduate student, and will be published in Clinical Cancer Research. He is very excited about the results & evaluating this in several Phase II studies. Click here to see the press release.

Kristen Lynch, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been appointed Chair of the Biochemistry and Biophysics Dept.

Yekaterina Kori and Trevor van Eeuwen were awarded an NSF Fellowship Honorable Mention for the graduate fellowship competition.

Kevin Janssen, Yekaterina Kori and Mariel Coradin presented posters on their research work at the 13th US Human Proteome Organization conference in San Diego, CA. Yekaterina was awarded a graduate student travel award, and Mariel won first place in the poster competition!

BMB student Enrique Lin Shiao was awarded an NRSA (F31) award. See details here.

Enrique Lin Shiao was also awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for 2017 (Advisor: Shelley L. Berger).

Mariel Coradin and Laura Agosto were awarded travel scholarships to attend and present their work at the SACNAS National Conference in Long Beach, CA.

Ben Garcia has been elected to the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) governing council (Western Region representative) for a three year term starting January 2017 to December 2019. Here is the link:

The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $24 Million, five-year grant to establish a Science and Technology Center (STC) focused on engineering mechanobiology to be lead by Yale E. Goldman of Physiology and Biochemistry/Biophysics, and Vivej Shenoy of SEAS. To learn more, click here.

Check out the Penn Science Diplomacy group page, created by Founder and Chair, BMB student, Enrique Lin Shao, and Webmaster, BMB student, Martin Iwanicki.

Welcome new BMB faculty members, John Karanicolas and Yuanquan Song.

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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

Kelli McKenna
Staff Coordinator, Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

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News in BMB

Dr. Benjamin Garcia represented the US Human Proteome Organization at FASEB's Capitol Hill Day, where he spoke to congress about continued support for scientific research.

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Ben Garcia


Pictured here with District 2 Representative Dwight Evans (who is the Representative for Philly).

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BMB student, Chris Bialias, recently defended his thesis and his announcement flyer was picked up by ACS publications. The article was wriiten by Matt Davenport. You can read the article here.



enrique lin shiao

Congrats BMB student, Enrique Lin Shiao, Founder & Chair of Penn Science Diplomacy Group was highlighted in PennNewsToday. Read more here.



Upcoming Events

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B&B/BMB Annual Retreat
November 9-10, 2017
at Skytop Lodge

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Check out the photos from the 2016 B&B/BMB Retreat here
(November 17-18, 2016 at Skytop Lodge)


Recruitment 2018




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