Areas of Research Focus

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) conducts an array of innovative multidisciplinary research programs in cell biology, structural biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology and circadian biology.  In addition, preclinical and translational research is carried out in areas of pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, burn injury, pain, sickle cell disease, metabolic syndrome and cancer.  The fundamental mechanistic approaches taken by our faculty provide meaning to the term “molecular medicine”, and are built on the premise that Biochemistry is the Molecular Basis of Life.

The links below provide information on faculty with the indicated area of research focus.