Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

Welcome to BMB!

News in BMB:

Come join us at these BMB Orientation Activities: Welcoming Picnic; Faculty Research Talks, Part 1; Summer Lab Rotation Talks; Facuty Research Talks, Part 2; Poster Session/Happy Hour.

A new research center, the Physical Sciences Oncology Center, focusing on cancer cell growth and development, has been established at Penn. Its researchers include several member of the BMB Graduate Group including Tobias Baumgart, Paul Janmey, Mike Lampson, and Ravi Radhakrishnan.

Jeremy Wiluscz is named a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar for his work on circular RNAs. Read about it here.

The co-recipients of the 2015 Dutton Award for outstanding publication by a BMB student are Lucie Guo & Evan Smoak. The paper was published in Science.

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)

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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. See program here.

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

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