Congratulations to Our IDP Foundation Research Innovation Award Recipients!
Dr. Lillian Eichner, Dr. Clara Peek, and Dr. Navdeep ChandelRead More
Annual BMG Holiday Luncheon
Ali Shilatifard, PhD
Recipient of the 2022 National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator AwardRead More
Jennifer Doudna, PhD
CRISPR pioneer named inaugural winner of the Kimberly Prize.Read More
Recent Faculty Promotions
See the latest Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics faculty members to be promoted.Read story
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics is dedicated to providing cutting-edge research and education that improves our understanding of the structure and function of genes on a molecular level and of the chemical processes within and related to living organisms and ideas pathogenesis.
Marc Mendillo, PhD
Assistant Professor Marc Mendillo, PhD, receives NIH/NIGMS R01 grant. Title: Regulation and interplay of Heat Shock Factors in growth-associated proteotoxic stresses
Clara Peek, PhD
Assistant Professor Clara Peek, PhD, receives NIH/NIDDK R01 grant. Title: Clock Control of Muscle Glucose Metabolism and HIF Activity
Lillian Eichner, PhD
Assistant Professor Lillian Eichner, PhD, receives the NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22)
Lu Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor Lu Wang, PhD, receives NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) (R35)
Issam Ben-Sahra, PhD
Assistant Professor Issam Ben-Sahra, PhD, receives NIH/NIGMS R01 grant funding. Title: Regulation of de novo purine synthesis by the MAPK/ERK pathway
Marta Iwanaszko, PhD
Research Assistant Professor Marta Iwanaszko, PhD, receives NCI R50 funding. Title: Computational Approaches for Studying Transcription Elongation Control in Cancer
G3 MD/PhD student receives the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Parent F31-Diversity) grant. The title of the project is “Elucidating mechanisms of acetylcholine signaling in bacterial biofilms”.
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