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

New "Photoswitchable Ligand" Technique Allows Detailed Study of Neural Receptors

November 26, 2019

A new technology developed by Weill Cornell Medicine and Max Planck Institute for Medical Research scientists allows the controlled, on-and-off “switching” of neural receptors...
Enzyme Digests Amyloid-Beta Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease

January 29, 2018

An enzyme found in brain cells can break apart the precursors to plaques that accumulate in the organ and cause toxicity in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study led by...
Biochemistry Post-Doc Honored with 2017 Tri-Institutional Breakout Award

May 5, 2017

Dr. Ghazaleh Ashrafi, a postdoctoral associate in biochemistry at Weill Cornell Medicine, has won a 2017 Tri-Institutional Breakout Award for Junior Investigators.