Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The University of Chicago.

We study how biomolecules operate and interact to drive the complex and diverse behaviors of living systems.

The questions that we ask are broad and multifaceted, and as a result, our trainees are well equipped for future academic and industrial careers in biochemistry and biophysics. Our research encompasses all areas of modern biochemistry, including structural biology, biophysics, and biomolecular engineering and design. Our Department is distinguished by its intellectual rigor and collaborative style. Interdisciplinary interactions are further facilitated by our presence in the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences, which brings together a large and diverse group of biological and physical scientists to pursue common research goals.

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The 2014 University of Chicago AAAS Fellows are:

  • Francisco Bezanilla, PhD, Lillian Eichelberger Cannon Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – For distinguished contributions to the understanding of...


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