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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.




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News & Publications

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Seminars & Events

  • Raiziss Seminar | Jerry Workman, PhD
    Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 • 12 noon | Austrian Auditorium, CRB
    Protein complexes that modify histones for transcription
  • Friday Research Discussion | Brass Lab
    Friday, Feb 15, 2019 • 3:30 pm | JF Library, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg, 2nd floor
    Mice and machines: Using a hybrid experimental and computational approach to understand why bleeding stops in humans

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Faculty Spotlight

Walter Englander, PhD

Walter Englander is the emeritus Gershon-Cohen Professor of Biophysics and Medical Science and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His lab led the development of the hydrogen exchange field for protein biophysical studies, discovered the role of cooperative foldon units in protein structure and folding, developed the defined pathway model to explain how proteins fold, and invented and developed the leading-edge technology of hydrogen exchange mass spectrometry (HX/MS). His lab is actively involved in protein folding studies and in the function of large energy-driven protein machines like heat shock protein 104.

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