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Established in 1829, the Medical College of Georgia Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BMB, is an academic home to interdisciplinary translational research for disease detection, prevention and treatment.

We are delighted that you have decided to visit our department’s website. Our mission also includes the education and mentoring of future researchers, physicians and physician-scientists and service to the AU and greater scientific community.

The research mission is focused on inventing better diagnostics and newer targeted therapies for the benign and malignant diseases of the bladder, brain, breast, eye, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, liver, and prostate. The research areas encompass biomarkers, chemoprevention, DNA damage and repair, drug resistance, the epigenome, immunotherapy, the microbiome, molecular signaling, natural products, protein modifications and targeted therapy. Our faculties are supported by major funding agencies, and the insight gained by their work has been published in reputable peer-reviewed journals.

Home to the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology Graduate Program, the BMB Department offers PhD degrees, along with a combined MD-PhD program available to medical students. The students move on to competitive careers in academia, industry, and governmental agencies. The education mission is also served by faculty participation in undergraduate and graduate medical education, as well as the Student Educational Enrichment Program (SEEP).

Working together as a cohesive academic family, the faculty, staff, students and fellows are committed to advancing BMB’s tripartite mission.


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BMB News

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Augusta University receives ‘high research activity’ ranking from Carnegie Classification

Dr. Jennifer Sullivan, the dean of The Graduate School, proudly announced that Augusta University has received a “high research activity” ranking from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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Small amounts of carbon monoxide may help protect vision in diabetes

MCG scientists have early evidence that HBI-002, a low-dose oral compound developed by Hillhurst Biopharmaceuticals, can safely reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in the retina.

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Lokeshwar honored for excellence in urologic research

Lokeshwar wins Society of Women in Urology/Society for Basic Urologic Research 2021 Award for Excellence in Urologic Research.

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Applications open for paid student biopharmaceutical research opportunity

Two Augusta University faculty have teamed up to provide a research opportunity to STEM undergraduates interested in a career in drug development.

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