Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Kristen W. Lynch, PhD
Ronen Marmorstein, PhD
Vice Chair

As one of the first departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the nation, we are proud of our strong tradition of combining cutting-edge technology with impactful biology. We continue to leverage this interdisciplinary approach to yield break-through discoveries in biomedicine.

Our faculty of over 30 primary and secondary members cover a broad range of research areas, with particular strengths in structural biology, chemical biology, gene regulation and protein folding. 

We are also the proud home of the Eldridge Reeves Johnson Research Foundation which offers advanced physical instrumentation and instruction to researchers across campus. We are actively growing, with several recent hires, and our faculty are broadly engaged across campus with many joint appointments in other departments, institutes and centers.

We welcome you to learn more about our department in the following pages or contact us.


Rotation Talks and End-of-Year Celebration 

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Please join us on Thursday, May 23rd at 4:00pm in the JF Library for our BBCB Grad Group rotation talks, followed by a department-wide happy hour! We are excited to celebrate the end of another great academic year and to hear what our graduate students have been working on. 

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Seminars & Events

  • Raiziss Rounds Seminars

    Our Spring 2023 Raiziss Rounds Seminar Series will begin on January 12th and will continue on Thursdays at 12:00 noon until May 25th. The full seminar schedule can be found on our Raiziss Rounds page. 

  • Friday Research Discussions

    Friday Research Discussions occur every Friday at 4:00pm in the JF Library. View the full schedule for the semester here

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