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Our Mission

We study how biomolecules function and interact to drive the complex, diverse, and adaptive behaviors of living systems. Our focus is on biological mechanism at the atomic level. We are pioneers in all areas of biophysics, structural biology, and protein engineering and design.


We have strong collaborative ties to the IBD, ChemistryGGSB, MGCB, and Neurobiology.


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The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our priority is to build and maintain a diverse faculty, student, postdoc, and staff community, and to cultivate a culture that is welcoming and supportive to all. We recognize that diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core mission of developing and supporting excellence and innovation in scientific discovery, education, and public policy.

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Our program application is available here. Please indicate that you are applying to the Molecular Biosciences cluster, and the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics program.

Affiliated Ph.D. Programs