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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BMB) Program is designed for students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. As such, the program represents a group of faculty that may mentor a student pursuing thesis research toward the Biochemistry Ph.D. Students interested in a Ph.D. in Biochemistry should apply to the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program for admission to graduate studies at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Chenguang Gong in Maquat Lab

Chenguang Gong working in the Maquat Lab

We offer in-depth coursework and diverse research opportunities that focus on understanding the biochemical mechanisms of life’s critical molecular processes.

World-class research in our laboratories exposes our students to a variety of the latest methods for sophisticated biochemical analysis, including mass spectrometry, crystallography, microcalorimetry, surface plasmon resonance, microarrays, fluorescence activated cell sorting, light scattering, and spectroscopic methods (including fluorescence lifetime and energy transfer measurements), as well as modern methods for cell culture, protein purification, genetic analysis, and reconstitution of biochemical complexes and reactions.

The flexibility of our training program allows students to train in a number of exciting research areas, and often allows students to develop highly effective interdisciplinary collaborations, resulting in cutting edge thesis projects.

NIH T32 Sponsored Programs

Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical & Molecular Sciences

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS)


We have several research areas, fully supported by an array of labs and centers. For a full view of our research efforts and Facilities, see our research page.

For a list of recent student publications, please visit the student publications page.




May 02, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center S-Wing Auditorium (3-7619)Identifying a Phospholipase C? Region that Interacts with G??
Jerry Madukwe
PhD Candidate
May 02, 2017
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center S-Wing Auditorium (3-7619)Proportional Boolean Networks for Pathway Analysis of omicsData
Rohith Palli
PhD Candidate
May 03, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-307 (3-6408)Mechanism and Dysfunction of Spliceosome Assembly
Aaron Hoskins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
May 31, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center K-307 (3-6408)Uncovering Novel Capabilities of Acid Sensing Ion Channels
David M. MacLean, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

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