Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Research

The research interests of the departmental faculty focus on understanding the nature of human disease at the molecular level. Our faculty are engaged at comprehending the causes of such illnesses as cancer, birth defects and developmental disabilities, and neurological and neuromuscular disorders.

The faculty research interests can be divided into seven thematic areas: Biochemistry of Macromolecules, Cancer Biology, Gene Regulation, Genome Integrity, Neurobiology, Receptors and Signaling, and Structural and Computational Biology. Each of these themes are linked by the emphasis on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms, pathways, and interactions. The faculty's research efforts lead to new therapies that cure or prevent diseases in humans.