Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Chemical Biology

Biology has its basis in the chemistry of molecules that generate and control life processes. Several of our faculty members seek to define biological processes in molecular terms.  Individual research topics include the role of an enzyme with a catalytic RNA subunit, the roles of structured non-coding RNAs in gene control and catalysis, the biochemistry of RNA folding and exploration and control of signal transduction pathways using chemical probes.  Several interdisciplinary collaborations exist between the Departments of Chemistry, the Chemical Biology Program, and Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics.

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Craig Crews receives the CURE Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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Defining how odors are detected
Folding large RNAs: Structure of RNA assembly intermediates identified
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Isaacs lab develops breakthrough in biocontainment
New insights into proteasome assembly
Platform to control protein function identified
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Sidney Altman receives honorary degree
Structural insights into hepatitis C replication and assembly
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Courses
BIOL 101a Biochemistry & Biophysics
BIOL 101b Biochemistry & Biophysics
MCDB 106 Malaria Lyme & Vector Borne Disease
MCDB 166 From Microbes to Molecules
MCDB 167 From Microbes to Molecules II
MCDB 200 Molecular Biology
MCDB 200 Molecular Biology
MCDB 201L Molecular Biology Lab
MCDB 230 Rain Forest Expedition & Lab
MCDB 300 Biochemistry
MCDB 300 Biochemistry
MCDB 301L Laboratory for Biochemistry
MCDB 301L Laboratory for Biochemistry
MCDB 303L Advanced Molecular Biology Lab
MCDB 303L Advanced Molecular Biology Lab
MCDB 310 Physiological Systems
MCDB 342L Laboratory in Nucleic Acids I
MCDB 343L Laboratory in Nucleic Acids II
MCDB 415 Cellular and Molecular Physiology
MCDB 482 Advanced Seminar in Cell Biology: Intracellular Signal Transduction
MCDB 500 Biochemistry
MCDB 550 Physiological Systems
MCDB 560 Cellular and Molecular Physiology: Molecular Machines in Human Disease
MCDB 560 Cellular and Molecular Physiology: Molecular Machines in Human Disease
MCDB 602 Molecular Cell Biology
MCDB 603 Seminar in Molecular Cell Biology
MCDB 630 Biochemical and Biophysical Approaches in Molecular and Cellular Biology
MCDB 670 Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry & Genetics
MCDB 670 Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry & Genetics
MCDB 670 Advanced Seminar in Biochemistry & Genetics
MCDB 743 Advanced Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
MCDB 743 Advanced Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
MCDB 743 Advanced Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
MCDB 743 Advanced Eukaryotic Molecular Biology
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