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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 Technique Allows Scientists to See Proteins Moving as They Work

August 12, 2021

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have shown that they can record the high-speed motions of proteins while correlating their motion to function.
Elegant Solution: Endocrinology Chief Dr. Laura Alonso—A Specialist in Diabetes Research and Treatment—is Exploring Ways to Restore the Body’s Insulin Production

September 2, 2020

Endocrinology Chief Dr. Laura Alonso—A specialist in diabetes research and treatment—is exploring ways to restore the body’s insulin production
Pluripotent Stem Cells Shed Light on How COVID-19 Infects the Pancreas and Liver and Its Relationship with Diabetes

July 23, 2020

The study of human pluripotent stem cells, which can develop into any cell type in the body, is providing Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators with new...