Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

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News in BMB:

Yekaterina Kori was awarded an NSF Fellowship Honorable Mention for the graduate fellowship competition.

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

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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).

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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.


Congratulations to Daniel Ricketts (Adv. Ronen Marmorstein) who is the recipient of the 2016 P. Leslie Dutton Award! The paper was published in Nature Communications.

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Congratulations to our December 2016 Graduates!

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Welcome our newest faculty members, Jessica M. Anna, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Brian Chow, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, and Kelli Jordan-Sciutto, Chair and Professor, Dept. of Pathology.

Welcome Donita C. Brady, Presidential Professor of Cancer Biology.

Congratulations to the 2016-17 SBMB trainees:
Sarah Bond
Krystal Haislop
Martin Iwanicki
Simon Kelow
Emily Kraus
Dylan Marchione
Stephen Meloni
Trevor van Eeuwen

The 2016 Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation goes to John Douglas Welsh. "A systems approach to hemostasis: how the feedback between thrombus structure and molecular transport regulate the hemostatic response." Advisors- Lawrence F. Brass, M.D., PhD., & Scott L. Diamond, PhD.

The 2016 Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award goes to Erika Holzbaur.

NSF Fellowship Honorable Mention awards go to BMB students, Martin Iwanicki, Simon Kelow and Zach March!

Josh Allen, 2012 BMB grad, has been selected for the "Forbes 30 Under 30" list in healthcare.


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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

See Administration for more BMB Graduate Group contact information.

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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Upcoming Events in BMB





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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