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 and Ph.D/MD'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, Awards & Publications
Yi-Wei Chang receives prestigious Packard Fellowship
The Chang lab uses cutting-edge electron and optical imaging methods combining with innovative analytical tools to look into cells in unprecedented detail
Rahul Kohli receives ACS Pfizer award in Enzyme Chemistry
The Kohli Lab uses enzymology and chemical biology to understand how information encoded in genomes is modified, with relevance to immunity, epigenetics, and infectious diseases
Yale Goldman receives Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single Molecule Biophysics
This award recognizes Yale`s pioneering work in developing and using single molecule imaging approaches to better understand motor proteins, inspiring further growth in the field of single-molecule biophysics
Seminars & Events
Biochemistry & Biophysics/BMB Retreat
December 5 & 6
Skytop Lodge, Poconos
NEW BMB Faculty Spotlight
Syd Shaffer, MD, PhD
Syd Shaffer's research: Understanding how differences between single-cells generate phenotypes such as drug resistance, oncogenesis, differentiation.
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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