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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

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...
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...