Training and Resources

Confocal Microscopes

The department maintains a facility housing two confocal laser scanning microscopes for the use of the BUMC community. more…

Mass Spectrometry Resource

The department also maintains the Mass Spectrometry facility. The BUSM Mass Spectrometry Resource is engaged in the development and application of mass spectrometry methods for biology and medicine with primary emphasis on studies of oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates. Our laboratory is a Research Resource supported by the NIH National Center for Research Resources. more…

Applied Biosystems Real-Time PCR Systems

The Department houses 2 shared ABI 7300 and a Applied Biosystems ViiA Real-Time PCR Systems. These systems have multicolor detections systems that allow a variety of applications to be performed. They are currently located on K2 and K6 and are available on a sign-up basis. Questions regarding usage or training can be sent to Celeste Rich at

Core Facilities

The Dean’s office and  the Department of Medicine, in some cases, support an array of core facilities, which are available to all faculty at BUSM and Boston University’s Charles River campus. Information on additional resources available for research can be found at the Boston University Core Facilities website.

Student Life

Students are an important and integral part of any educational department and this is no different at BUSM’s Department of Biochemistry. Visit our site to learn more about the student activities and organizations sponsored through the department. more…

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is housed within the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.  Our mission is to help and support postdoctoral fellows by addressing their needs and providing resources across the medical campus.  Our website is dedicated to postdoctoral fellows throughout the Boston University medical campus and has been designed to offer a gateway for a wide range of resource information that will be of value during postdoctoral experience.

Responsible Conduct of Research

The Responsible Conduct of Research program at BUSM is now required for all graduate students.

Helpful Links

A variety of information pages are here from BUSM building codes, to lab safety and training, to human resources.  more…