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Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

BMP is recruiting a new Chair!

Breakthrough Research

Bringing a molecular perspective to problems in biology and medicine


The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology strives to bring a molecular perspective to problems in biology and medicine. With a mission to advance our knowledge in BiophysicsCell and Developmental BiologyComputational Biology, Chemical BiologyDevelopmental BiologyDNA/RNA and EpigeneticsHuman Disease and TherapeuticsNeurobiologyMembrane Biology and Structural Biology, we strive to translate discoveries in basic science to clinical applications in our hospital. 

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BMP Diversity

BMP Department Commitment to Diversity


The BMP Department is actively committed to creating a community that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. We strive to create a welcoming environment that supports, respects, and celebrates scientists and staff of all backgrounds to advance our educational, scientific and community impact missions. Deliberate policies and actions to foster and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our department are ongoing, valued and crucial to our organization’s success.

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Upcoming Events+Seminars

Bringing a molecular perspective to problems in biology and medicine



  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    BMP Seminars

    Sibongile Mafu, Ph.D. - UMass Amherst

    Hosted By: Xingchen Liu (Kelch Lab)
    Location: Zoom
    12:00PM - 1:00PM

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Supportive Ecosystem

Moving forward through continuous support and collaboration


Our department currently has more than 30 labs with over 200 postdoctoral fellows, research associates, graduate students and staff. Our faculty is constantly collaborating with other departments and research centers to advance our scientific knowledge. Companion programs in Chemical BiologyRNA Therapeutics, Stem Cell Biology and Gene Therapy portend new opportunities in translational research for our faculty and students.

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Partnership Opportunities

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology is always interested in possible partnerships with both individuals and organizations. Some possible partnerships include collaborations with academia and/or industry, knowledge exchangeconsultingreagent exchangesponsored research, and spinout activities. We encourage you to contact us and learn more how we can partner together to advance our scientific knowledge and translate it to new therapeutic strategies.

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We believe that great scientific discoveries happen when people collaborate.

Let's have the next big breakthrough together!


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