Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

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News in BMB:

Congratulations to Ed Ballister, recipient of the 2014 Winegrad Award for Outstanding Dissertation in BMB. Ed's advisor is Mike Lampson.

Ben Garcia's article on ‘A quantitative atlas of histone modification signatures from human cancer cells’ has won the BioMed Central Molecular and Cellular Sciences category Research Award and will now be shortlisted for the prestigious BioMed Central Research Award. Epigenetics & Chromatin 2013, 6:20

The Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Training Grant (P.I., Josh Wand) has been renewed with all 8 slots approved! Applications for training grant positions for 2014-15 are due May 7, 2014. Contact Ruth Keris for further information.

2014 NSF Research Fellowships have been awarded to the following BMB graduate students!
Jane Schulte
Emily Schutsky
Michael Woody

Congratulations to Molly Sheehan (advisor: Les Dutton), who sucessfully defended her thesis on March 19, 2014!

Congratulations to Ben Garcia, who recently won the following awards!
The 2014 Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP).
Details here.
The 2014 Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist, sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS).





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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.

white pixelKathryn M. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Chair, Graduate Group in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics

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