Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Research


All our faculty share a common interest in understanding human disease at the chemical, biochemical, molecular, and cellular level. Research in the department is very broad, ranging from single molecule and crystallographic investigations of protein macromolecules, through analysis of the molecular basis of cell division, to the elucidation of cellular signaling pathways involved in growth control and DNA repair. In the last five years, studies in the department have been annually funded by an average of over $22 million. This funding is provided by an array of federal and private sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense, and New York State Department of Health. Please refer to the web sites of individual faculty members for full descriptions of current research in the department.