MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CELL BIOLOGY, DISEASE MECHANISMS
PEOPLE: We are a highly interactive group of faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows with diverse research interests in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. We use cutting-edge technologies and experimental systems to address the cellular and molecular mechanisms of biological processes, particularly those that relate broadly to human disease.
RESEARCH: Research themes include Neuroscience & Aging; Signal Transduction & Cancer; ECM/Cellular Injury; Metabolism, Obesity/Diabetes; Proteomics, Glycomics & Lipidomics; and Development.
GRADUATE STUDY: We are committed to the education of graduate, medical, and dental students. The emphasis of our graduate program is on comprehensive research training in our faculty members’ laboratories. Prospective students can apply to our new interdisciplinary umbrella program called Program in Biomedical Sciences administered through Graduate Medical Sciences.
Awards to Faculty…
The Committee on Faculty Affairs (CFA) established the Educator of the Year Awards to recognize, honor and reward BUSM faculty who give special effort to ensure the best education for BUSM students. The recipients are characterized by their excellence in teaching, mentoring and/or devotion to students.
This year Matthew Nugent, Ph.D. was unanimously selected as the 2013 CFA Educator of the Year in the Graduate Medical Sciences.
In addition, Karen Symes, PhD was also among the faculty honored by student nominations as a “special educator”.
Spotlight on…Graduation 2013
Congratulations to our students who will be graduating in May. Receiving a PhD in Biochemistry: Shannon Carroll, Edward Randles, Xiang Yu, Meghan Mcdonald, Ying Zhou. Receiving an MD-PhD: Kevin Anderson. Receiving a MA in Biochemistry: Katie Wu, Hank Kells. More info on graduation: Commencement. For past Spotlights: Archives