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

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.
Brain Cells, Like Muscle Cells, Mobilize Sugar in Response to Increased Activity

January 20, 2017

New research provides insights into why the brain is so reliant on sugar to function.