Welcome to the Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics (BMB) Graduate Group

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Kim A. Sharp, PhD
Ben Garcia, PhD
Vice Chair

The Graduate Group consists of over 100 world class faculty drawn from the schools of Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine, and the affiliated institutions of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & the Wistar Institute. The faculty are passionate about Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and passionate about sharing their knowledge with the next generation of Ph.D's and Ph.D/MD's. Our mission is to produce the next generation of scientists, scholars, educators and leaders in biomedical sciences.

The BMB Graduate Group strongly encourages applications from under-represented minorities and students with disabilities. We partner with the School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania at large to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for these students. With the help of the university and medical school offices of diversity we built community, provide networking, peer support and mentoring, host annual symposia, and engage in outreach. With the help of Penn`s Office of Student Disabilities Services we provide extensive support for navigating Penn`s campus, providing accommodations, provide physical resources at the Weingarten Learning Center, and host an annual disability symposium, amongst other initiatives.

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group (BMB) offers interdisciplinary training through a rigorous but flexible curriculum, exposure to cutting edge research and unmatched laboratory and research instrumentation facilities. The graduate group draws support from its 'home' department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the office of Biomedical Graduate Studies which runs admissions and helps administer BMB and the six other Ph.D programs centered in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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NEW BMB Faculty Spotlight

Syd Shaffer, MD, PhD

Syd Shaffer's research: Understanding how differences between single-cells generate phenotypes such as drug resistance, oncogenesis, differentiation.

Mecky Pohlschroder, PhD

Mecky Pohlscroder's Research Interests: Prokaryotic Cell Surface Biogenesis and Function

Junwei Shi, PhD

Junwei Shi's Research Interests: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), epigenetic regulators in HCC, Signal transduction, functional genomic tools.

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