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Our interdisciplinary, fundamental research has implications for solving some of today’s most important challenges.

Based in the departments of Biology and Chemistry, our faculty conduct research into areas spanning protein structure and function, chemical biology, molecular genetics, developmental biology, genomics, and molecular evolution.

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Research by Biology Faculty

Biology faculty explore a wide range of questions ranging  from gene regulation in embryo development to the evolution of fungi. Our research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other private and public funding sources.

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Research by Chemistry Faculty

Chemistry faculty explore questions in protein structure and function, underlying chemical principles, and applications  of those principles to biological phenomena. Our research has been supported by the NIH, the NSF, and other sources.

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Contact Information

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Office Location
  • Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
  • 1-508-793-7116