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Our Home: Biochemical Sciences Building

Welcome to the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry!

For over 90 years, the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry in the School of Medicine and Public Health has excelled in research, teaching and service. Located in the vibrant and contemporary Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex on Henry Mall, our research programs are at the forefront of biochemical research, integrating fundamental molecular mechanisms with human disease. Our key strengths in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genomics and Development make us a nexus for collaborative studies between basic scientists and clinicians. The environment is highly interdisciplinary, not only within our department but across the entire UW-Madison campus. Please browse the following pages to find out more about our latest news, the ongoing research of our talented faculty, information about our exceptional graduate students and PhD program (Integrated Program in Biochemistry), alumni support opportunities, and contact information for any questions you might have. We invite you to stop by to tour our outstanding facilities and meet our faculty, staff and students.

Heidi DvingeBMC Assistant Professor  Heidi Dvinge featured in “New Faculty Focus” article by UW News Service. Welcome aboard, Heidi! Click here to read article.

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  • Events...

    Mon Feb 19: Biochemistry Colloquia

    Alan Saghatelian, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    “Exploring the human smORFeome”
    3:30 pm Room 1211 Biochemical Sciences

    Wed Feb 21: IPiB Thesis Review

    Elyse Freiberger (Coon Lab)
    Methods for large-scale quantitative proteomics in systems biology
    1:30 pm, Room 1441 Genetics-Biotechnology Center

    March 05: Steenbock Lectures

    Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University
    “Bacterial Quorum Sensing and its Control
    3:30 pm, Room 1211 Biochemical Sciences

    March 06: Steenbock Lectures

    Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University
    How Bacteria Distinguishes Self from other
    3:30 pm Room 1211 Biochemical Sciences Bldg

  • BMC In the News...

    Melissa HarrisonHarrsion Lab Featured on Story about the Impact to Graduate Students of Proposed Tax Plan

    Professor Melissa Harrison, and members of her lab were interviewed as part of a local news story about the impact to graduate students of proposed tax changes to their tuition remissions. See the entire story here. 15 Nov 2017.

    sebastian ortizIPiB, Hull Lab Graduate Student Ortiz Awarded Howard Hughes Fellowship

    IPiB graduate student and Christina Hull Lab member Sebastian Ortiz is one of just 39 graduate students nation wide to be awarded a Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The awards were established to support exceptionally promising doctoral students motivated to pursue careers in academic science. Read the press release here. 15 August, 2017