Biochemistry

The Biochemistry Department places an emphasis on education through its seminar series and instruction by experienced faculty, whose specialties range from structural biology to the biochemical basis of disease. Professors and chairs have produced impactful research on diabetes, metabolism and other topics. The department participates in several graduate training programs, including the Tri-Institutional Training Program in Chemical Biology, and the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Training Program. 

News

Stem Cell-Based Genomic Study Yields Insights on Viral Infection Susceptibility

October 6, 2022

A mitochondrial gene plays a crucial role in genetic susceptibility to Zika, Dengue, and SARS-CoV-2 infections, a study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators showed.
Circadian Clocks Play a Key Role in Fat Cell Growth

August 8, 2022

Disruption of the circadian clocks that keep the body and its cells entrained to the 24-hour day-night cycle plays a critical role in weight gain, according to a pair of studies...
COVID-19 Virus Can Cause Inflammation in Infected Placentas

May 31, 2022

SARS-CoV-2 infections of women in late pregnancy frequently spread to their placentas and led to inflammation.