Our research goal is to understand the biochemical, structural, enzymological, molecular and genetic basis of human disease.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics faculty members are deeply involved with research within the department, throughout Northwestern University, and beyond. Our work with these centers, including several director appointments, illustrate our culture of scientific collaboration and our leadership position in our field.
Center for Genetic Medicine
The center works to educate the public on genetics, develop new genetic knowledge and improve its application to medicine.
Lurie Cancer Center
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer and is making great strides in many research areas.
Simpson Querrey Institute for Epigenetics
This center investigates the link between environmental factors in the regulation of the expression of genes packaged within our chromatin.
Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Disease
The center's many laboratories work together to determine the 3-D structures of proteins from pathogens and organisms causing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.