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The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology offers a high quality learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate students within a high powered research program. We offer exciting research opportunities for our undergraduate majors and highly personalized training to Ph.D. graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. The BMB faculty has a tradition of excellence in teaching, while their research accomplishments have been recognized nationally and internationally in the areas of biochemistry, and molecular, cellular, and structural biology, and is supported by the highest levels of external funding per faculty in the College of Natural Sciences.

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Color-coded biosensor illuminates in real time how viruses attack hosts

New experiments and computational models reveal in single-molecule detail how viruses initiate translation of genetic material into proteins.

Researchers identify a protein that may help SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly through cells

Researchers found that the nucleocapsid protein in the SARS-CoV-2 virus may be associated with packaging of viral RNA and may reduce an infected cell’s anti-viral stress response.

If not you, then who? How Ph.D. student Amanda Koch uses science to influence policy

Koch has been at the forefront of policy since the 2016 elections. Despite the challenge of political activism, she recognized a need to bridge the political and scientific worlds, and she attempted to fill it.

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