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

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.
Researchers Discover New Mechanism of Synapse Control

March 10, 2017

A tiny tubular structure directly controls synapses, the junctions through which communication signals flow between nerve cells.