Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group

Welcome to BMB!

News in BMB:

Nathaniel Nucci (Ph.D., 2008; advisor: Josh Wand) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and Translational & Biomedical Sciences, at Rowan University.

Steve Artim (advisor: Mark Lemmon), Rob Culik (advisor: Feng Gai), Peter Huwe (advisor: Ravi Radhakrishnan), and David Slochower (advisor: Paul Janmey) sucessfully defended and will receive their Ph.D. degrees in August 2014. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to Carrie Sims (thesis advisor: Joe Baur), who has been awarded the 2014 Jacobson Promising Investigator Award from the American College of Surgeons.

BMB alumnus, Joe Jez , has been named an HHMI Professor and is one of 15 "million dollar professors" nationwide to receive $1 million to establish "Biotech Explorers Pathway" at Washington U. in St. Louis, where he is associate professor. Read about it here.

We welcome the following new BMB faculty: Maya Capelson, Brad Johnson, Mitch Lazar, Ben Prosser, Alison Sweeney, Andrew Tsourkas, Aalim Weljie, Jeremy Wilusz, Ken Zaret and Zhaolan Zhou.

Bengi Turegun (advisor: Roberto Dominguez) was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship (July 1, 2014)

Congratulations to Lucie Guo, recipient of a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Degree Fellows (F30) from the National Cancer Institute. Lucie's advisor is Ben Black.

The following BMB students successfully defended their theses this spring and will receive their Ph.D. degree in May 2014:
Ed Ballister (advisor: Mike Lampson)
Nick Bessman (advisor: Mark Lemmon)
Nataline Meinhardt (advisor: Doron Greenbaum)
Molly Sheehan (advisor: Les Dutton)
Matt Sochor (advisor: Mitch Lewis)
Elizabeth Sweeny (advisor: Jim Shorter)




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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



2013-14 BMB grads who attended the
BGS graduation ceremony on May 19, 2014

(from left to right - Yu Jin Chung (MS), Molly Sheehan, Kevan Salimian, Tomo Mani, Yu-San Huoh, Gabe Gonzalez,
Nick Bessman, Ed Ballister)

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Mark your calendars for the 2014 B&B/BMB Retreat: November 20 - 21 at Skytop Lodge

Click here to see photos from the 2013 BMB/B&B Retreat, November 7- 8, at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains.

BMB 2015 Student Recruitment Days: PhD: February 6 and February 27; MD/PhD: January 8-9.