The Department of Biochemistry is the largest basic science department at Boston University School of Medicine.  The majority of the laboratories and the department offices are housed in the Silvio O. Conte Research Building (K) with some laboratories in other buildings on the Medical Campus. We are a highly interactive group of facultygraduate 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.

Active research programs investigate the basic mechanisms of disease using biochemical, molecular, and cell biological approaches. Please see individual Department member’s pages for additional information on research interests and current projects.