Welcome to the Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics (BMB) Graduate Group
The Graduate Group consists of over 100 world class faculty drawn from the schools of Medicine, Arts & Sciences, Engineering, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine, and the affiliated institutions of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & the Wistar Institute. The faculty are passionate about Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and passionate about sharing their knowledge with the next generation of Ph.D's. Our mission is to produce the next generation of scientists, scholars, educators and leaders in biomedical sciences.
The BMB Graduate Group strongly encourages applications from under-represented minorities and students with disabilities. We partner with the School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania at large to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for these students. With the help of the university and medical school offices of diversity we built community, provide networking, peer support and mentoring, host annual symposia, and engage in outreach. With the help of Penn`s Office of Student Disabilities Services we provide extensive support for navigating Penn`s campus, providing accommodations, provide physical resources at the Weingarten Learning Center, and host an annual disability symposium, amongst other initiatives.
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Group (BMB)
offers interdisciplinary training through a rigorous but flexible
curriculum, exposure to cutting edge research and unmatched
laboratory and research instrumentation facilities. The graduate
group draws support from its 'home' department of
Biochemistry and Biophysics and the office of
Biomedical Graduate Studies which runs admissions and helps administer BMB and
the six other Ph.D programs centered in the Perelman School of
Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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News & Publications
- Sellmyer received NIH award
Mark Sellmyer received NIH Director's Early Independence Award for developing small molecule tools for molecular-imaging
- Black in Developmental Cell
Ben Black and colleagues determine how centromeres are maintained through DNA replication
- Kohli in Nature Biotechnology
Rahul Kohli & colleagues develop a new method for sequencing modified DNA
- Moiseenkova-Bell in Nature Communications
Vera Moiseenkova-Bell and co-workers provide new structural insights on TRPV5 gating by endogenous modulators using cryo-EM
Seminars & Events
Biochemistry & Biophysics/BMB Retreat
November 8 & 9
Skytop Lodge, Poconos
NEW BMB Faculty Spotlight
Mark Sellmyer, MD, PhD
Mark Sellmyer's research areas include Molecular Imaging Chemical Biology, Radiology, Nuclear imaging and therapy.
Mecky Pohlschroder, PhD
Mecky Pohlscroder's Research Interests: Prokaryotic Cell Surface Biogenesis and Function
Junwei Shi, PhD
Junwei Shi's Research Interests: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), epigenetic regulators in HCC, Signal transduction, functional genomic tools.
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