Established in 1829, the 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
Working together as a cohesive academic family, the faculty, staff, students and fellows
are committed to advancing BMB’s tripartite mission.