Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

Welcome to BMB!

News in BMB:

Laura Agosto (incoming BMB student) and Jamie DeNizio (2nd year student with Rahul Kohli) have received NSF Fellowship Awards. Honorable mention go to first year students, Zachery March and Kristen McKibben. Congratulations to all!

Josh Wand has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

Ben Garcia has received a Scholar Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Our newest faculty member is Roberto Bonasio, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology.

Congratulations to our December 2014 graduates: Devin Dersh, Ph.D., Vignesh Kasinath, Ph.D., Laura Williams, M.S.

Brian Salzberg was recently elected a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA). Read about it here.

A 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering has been awarded to Alison Sweeney. Read about it here.

The Perelman School of Medicine Class of 2017 has selected Mitch Lewis for one of the Preclinical Teaching Awards. This award, given by second year medical students, recognizes faculty that rise above the call of duty in their dedication to preclinical education.

A Man of Many P(arts)Penn News article on the varied career and interests of Les Dutton.






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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



2011 BMB brochure


Pictures from the B&B/BMB Retreat on November 20 - 21 at Skytop Lodge are here.

BMB 2016 Student Recruitment Days: PhD: January 22 and February 5; MD/PhD: January 7-8.

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