Opportunities for Research
Research is at the heart of our graduate program. Biochemistry and molecular biology (BCMB) graduate students are key participants in interdisciplinary collaborations among biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, and physics research groups.
One member of our faculty was recently recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and several others have received funding to support their research from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy, among other organizations and foundations.
While working with faculty, graduate students Stephen Beasley, Valerie Ivancic, Quichen (Amy) Zheng, Rene Kandle, and Adriane Borges have developed their own research projects and published their findings in leading journals such as the the Encyclopedia of Signaling Molecules, Bioscience Reports, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, and Biomolecular NMR Assignments. In addition, doctoral students often present their work at on-campus symposia, including the Biology Department’s Bumpus Graduate Student Symposium and the Chemistry Department’s Harry C. Allen, Jr. Symposium, as well as Clark’s Graduate Student Multidisciplinary Conference. With funding support from the Biology and Chemistry Departments, students also attend and present their work at national conferences such as Protein Society.