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Welcome to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia. The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program (BMB) is a multi-disciplinary, research-intensive, academic unit of the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Georgia. We have over 60 affiliated members (faculty, emeritus, adjunct, research scientists) who are leading innovative research in a number of cutting edge disciplines.

Our research mission is to generate new knowledge and original concepts related to solving modern scientific problems. We maintain internationally recognized and well-funded research programs in the areas of bioinformatics, biophysical method development, enzymology, epigenetics, extremophiles, glycobiology, infectious disease, molecular medicine, plant biology, RNA biology, and structural biology, among many others.

Our academic mission is to foster development of independent learning, thinking, and communication skills by our students and to instill in them and support an enthusiasm to achieve. Original research is fully integrated into both the graduate and undergraduate curricula, which prepare students, depending on their earned degrees, for positions in academia, biotechnology, education, government labs, industry, professional school, post-doctoral training and others.

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BMB faculty member Dr. Belen Cassera is the co-leader of a research team that recently received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will be used to test two new drug candidates to treat malaria.
Belen Cassera spent her summer as the newest member of UGA's Innovation Fellows, a program that aims to encourage faculty and staff of the University of Georgia to pursue their interest in commercialization and product development.
Aarya Venkat, a graduate student in the BMB program and a member of Dr. Kannan’s lab, is one of six UGA graduate students to receive the 2021-22 ARCS Foundation Award.  The ARCS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting academically outstanding U.S.

Upcoming BMB Seminars and Mini-Symposia

Eugene V. Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information , National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health)

Life Sciences C127
Vanessa Sperandio, Microbiology | Biochemistry (UT Southwestern Medical Center)

C127 Davison Life Sciences

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Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.

Our Graduate Program

Our research faculty and resources create a robust mentoring and training program for approximately 70 graduate students. A BCMB graduate student will also find opportunities in our many affiliated research institutes, centers and alliances, including the Bioenergy Institute, Center for Complex Carbohydrate Research (CCRC), Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM), the UGA Cancer Center, the Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), Developmental Biology Alliance, and Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI).

Learn more about our Graduate Program

Graduate Research Associate, Ivanova's lab