- Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program | Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics offers a comprehensive personalized program of study that incorporates both didactic and practical training leading to the Doctorate in Biochemistry.  The goal is to instill a thorough knowledge of modern biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and biophysics, while at the same time awakening the student’s imagination to the diverse and exciting research areas represented by our faculty.

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Program Faculty

  • Tarek A. Abbas
    The Ubiquitin System and Human Cancer
  • Mazhar Adli
    Understanding and manipulating the genetics and epigenetics information to study stem cells, differentiation and cancer
  • David T. Auble
    Molecular Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation
  • Stefan Bekiranov
    Physical Modeling of Microarray Hybridization; Analysis of Genomic Tiling Array Data; Bioinformatics; Computational Biology; Regulatory Networks
  • Sanchita Bhatnagar
    Epigenetic Silencing Mechanisms-Implications in Breast Cancer and Rett Syndrome
  • Mete Civelek
    Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits
  • Anindya Dutta
    Genomic Instability in Cancer Cells; Noncoding RNAs in differentiation and cancer
  • Edward H. Egelman
    Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes Using Electron Microscopy
  • Charles R. Farber
    Systems Genetics of Skeletal Development and Maintenance
  • Francine Garrett-Bakelman
    Acute Myeloid Leukemia: molecular and cellular biology events which mediate aberrant epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms during disease establishment and progression
  • Patrick A. Grant
    Transcription; Chromatin Modifications, Neurodegenerative Disease, Cancer
  • Michael J. Guertin
    Transcription, Chromatin, Cancer, Molecular Biology, Genomics, and Computational Biology
  • Joel W. Hockensmith
    Novel antiprotozoan and anticancer compounds from antibiotic-resistant bacteria
  • Hui Li
    Gene regulation in cancer, RNA processing; Epigenetic modification; Stem cell and development
  • Kevin R. Lynch
    Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate
  • Marty W. Mayo
    Transcriptional Regulation by NFKB
  • Michael J McConnell
    The Cause and Consequence of Somatic Mosaicism in Neurons
  • Clint Miller
    Genetic variation, Complex diseases, Coronary artery disease, Regulatory mechanisms, Vascular biology and physiology
  • Bryce M. Paschal
    Nuclear Transport, Signaling, and Cancer
  • William R. Pearson
    Protein Evolution; Computational Biology
  • Benjamin W. Purow
    Novel therapeutic approaches to brain cancers and to other neurologic diseases
  • Aakrosh Ratan
    Genomics, Molecular Evolution, Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Stephen S. Rich
    Genetic basis of common human disease, including type 1 diabetes, diabetic complications, ischemic stroke, atherosclerosis
  • Michele Sale
    Genetics of complex disease
  • Nathan Sheffield
    computational biology & bioinformatics; high performance computing; epigenomics & chromatin; pediatric cancer; computational regulatory genomics; machine learning
  • Weibin Shi
    Cellular and genetic determinants of atherosclerosis and restenosis.
  • Jung-Bum Shin
    Auditory Neurobiology
  • Jogender Tushir Singh
    Tailored fit targeting approaches: Cancer Immunotherapy, Bispecific Antibodies, Antibody-siRNA conjugates, Application in Cancer therapeutics
  • Jeffrey S. Smith
    Transcriptional Silencing and Aging in Yeast
  • P. Todd Stukenberg
    Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in Mitosis and generation of Chromosomal Instability in tumors
  • Yuh-Hwa Wang
    Genome instability in human disease
  • David Wotton
    Regulation of Gene Expression, Development and Tumor Progression by TGF beta Signaling
  • Chongzhi Zang
    Bioinformatics methodology development; Epigenetics and chromatin biology; Transcriptional regulation; Cancer genomics and epigenomics; Statistical methods for biomedical data integration; Theoretical and computational biophysics