Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Graduate Student Perspectives

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I first chose to come to the University of Rochester after my interview weekend. The faculty and graduate students were extraordinarily welcoming to me, and I instantly knew there was a strong sense of community here. The students that worked in the labs I visited were often friends outside of the lab. more ...

Joshua Dewe

The Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics (B&B) strives to understand the molecular mechanisms of important biological processes, thereby providing insight into how disruption of these mechanisms causes disease. Departmental research is generously supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH instrument funds have contributed to our recent two million dollar investment in cutting edge structural biology, biophysical and mass spectrometry-based equipment. Furthermore, income generated from intellectual property derived from departmental research discoveries continues to be reinvested back into the department, and used to stimulate the genesis of private biotechnology companies.

In addition to supporting our research, the NIH has recognized our excellence in the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) and Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology (BSCB) Ph.D. programs by awarding the university a highly competitive interdepartmental T32 graduate training grant. Our commitment to graduate education is apparent from the positions acquired by our previous students and fellows, who are professors at major research universities and leaders in corporate research. Our continued focus on pioneering research and quality education ensures our position as a premier Biochemistry & Biophysics department.

Jeffrey J. Hayes , Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Retreat

In Strong Hall at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

1100 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620

Thursday, March 26th from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Continental Breakfast & Buffet Lunch will be provided

Registration is required, please contact Amanda Gibson to do so.

Upcoming Seminar:

Mapping the Multiple Nucleosome Interaction Sites of Linker Histone H1
Amber Cutter
PhD Candidate
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:00 PM 20150310T1400000 MC 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)