January 14, 2022

Graduate students awarded UTHealth CPRIT fellowships

The UTHealth Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has announced the 2021-2022 fellows, and four students from MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences are…


December 2, 2021

Zheng receives $1.3 million R01 grant

Lei Zheng, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology received a $1.3 million R01 grant for his project titled “Structure and Function of a Metabolic Pacemaker in Bacterial Cell Membrane.” Read More


September 3, 2021

Li Research Featured in Three Publications

In an effort to decipher the functional roles and mechanisms of non-coding DNAs and RNAs, Wenbo Li, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has published scientific papers in three separate publications throughout 2021. Read more


July 14, 2021

Dowhan Named ASBMB Fellow

William Dowhan, PhD, professor and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has been inducted into the first class of Fellows of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). Read More


January 14, 2021

Six McGovern Faculty Earn STAR Awards

Six members of the McGovern Medical School faculty, John P. Seymour, PhD; Ziyin Li, PhD; Andrea K.H. Stavoe, PhD; Nitin Tandon, MD; Matthew I. Baker, PhD; and Valentin Dragoi, PhD; recently earned the University of Texas System’s STAR Awards. Read…


December 3, 2020

In Memoriam: Vanessa Floyd

Vanessa Floyd, 51, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, following a battle with esophageal cancer. Vanessa served as director of management operations for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for more than 5 years, overseeing all financial and administrative operations…


October 30, 2020

Trio of McGovern Faculty Win UT STAR Awards

Three members of the McGovern Medical School faculty, Shervin Assassi, MD, MS; Harry Karmouty-Quintana, PhD; and Kyle L. Poulsen, PhD; have earned The University of Texas System’s STAR Awards for the 2020 fiscal year. Read more


October 27, 2020

Researchers Receive $3.1 Million to Fund Four-Dimensional Work on Down Syndrome

To better understand the molecular basis of Down syndrome, a genetic disease that affects 1 in 750 infants born in the U.S., researchers at McGovern Medical School have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….


June 25, 2020

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Fellows Named to Cancer Prevention Program

A pair of McGovern Medical School postdoctoral fellows from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology have been appointed to the UTHealth – CPRIT Innovation in Cancer Prevention Research Training Program. Read more


June 2, 2020

John Freeman Faculty Teaching Award – Phillip B. Carpenter, PhD

Phillip B. Carpenter, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is the 2020 recipient of the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching. Read more


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