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.
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.
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 was presented at the May 18th graduation ceremony. Congratulations to Vignesh and his mentor, Josh Wand!
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
BMB Recruitment Days: PhD: January 22 and February 5; MD/PhD: January 7-8.
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