About MCW Biochemistry

The research interests of our faculty span a broad spectrum of biochemistry ranging from cell and developmental biology to structural biology. The unifying theme defining us is an interest in biological processes at the molecular level. The department is home to state of the art facilities and instruments for X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, fluorescence microscopy, to name just a few. A collaborative and collegial atmosphere makes the Biochemistry Department an ideal place to do science and train for a wide variety of biomedical science careers.

News

Congratulations to Keith Pui Wu, PhD, for the selection of his abstract submission Mortalin Modulates MEK/ERK Activity by Regulating the Physical Interaction between MEK1/2 and Protein Phosphatase 1 Alpha for presentation at the ASBMB 2017 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 25.

Congratulations to Keith Pui Wu, PhD, for his selection to receive the 2016 Excellence in Science Award.

Graduate Student News

We would like to welcome the following graduate students into the Department of Biochemistry. These students have completed their first year of graduate school and have now entered labs in which they intend to do their thesis and graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy. They are as follows:

Sarah Riutta - Volkman Lab
John Egner - Hill Lab
Josh Stafford - Corbett Lab
Adam Kanack - Scaglione Lab
Stephanie Santarriaga - Scaglione Lab
Aye Myat Myat Thin - Yan-Qing Ma Lab Blood Research Institute
Matt Waas - Gundry Lab

We would also like to welcome 3 new MSTP students. These students have completed their 2nd year of Medical School and have decided to become MD/PhD's. Upon completion of their PhD, they will return to medical school as 3rd year students.

Jimmy Miller - Dahms Lab
Monica Thomas - Volkman Lab
Andrew Kleist - Volkman Lab

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