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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.

Catherine Fox

Fox elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry Catherine Fox has been elected a Fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society of Microbiology, are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. ASM press release here. 05 June, 2018


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  • Events...

    Fri August 21: Thesis Seminar

    Michael Bellecourt, Bob Landick lab
    “Movement of the Escherichia coli RNA polymerase clamp modulates intrinsic transcription termination”
    1:30 PM,  175 Biochemistry Laboratory, Khorana Auditorium.

    Fri August 24: Thesis Seminar

    Danielle Hamm, Melissa Harrison lab
    “Elucidating the mechanisms of Zelda that regulate cell fate during Drosophila development”
    1:30 PM,  175 Biochemistry Laboratory, Khorana Auditorium.

     8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

    The event will be held from 8:30am to 7:00pm on Friday, September 7th at the Discovery Building. Registration will close at 11:59PM on Wednesday, August 29th (more info at the link above).

    Mon Sept 10: Steenbock Lectures

    Dr. Reinhard Luhrmann, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
    “Novel insights into the inner workings of the spliceosome by combined biochemical and Cryo-EM studies (Reception to follow)”
    3:30 PM, 1211 Biochemical Sciences

    Tues Sept 11: Steenbock Lectures

    Dr. Reinhard Luhrmann, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
    “Novel insights, Part II”
    3:30 PM, 1211 Biochemical Sciences


  • BMC In the News...

    Heidi Dvinge

    New Assistant Professor Heidi Dvinge is featured in a “New Faculty Focus” article from the UW New Service. Read the Article here. 23 Jan 2018.

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