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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.

Dr. Galen Hess Joins BMC as New Assistant Professor

The Department of Biomolecular Chemistry and the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine are pleased to announce that Galen Hess of Stanford University will be joining our faculty as an assistant professor in January 2021. Read more here. –Sept 2020

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Monday Mar 2: Everson Lecture

Dipa Sashital, Iowa State University
“Mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas Systems: from Adaptive Immunity to Biotechnology”
3:30 PM, 1211 Biochemical Sciences

Fri Mar 6: IPiB Student Seminar

Zachary Romero, Dept. of Biochemistry
“Resolving potentially toxic DNA repair Intermediates in every E. coli replication cycle.”
12:00 PM, Khorana Auditorium, HF DeLuca Biochemistry Labs

Tues Mar 10: RNA MaxiGroup

Eckhard Jankowsky, Case Western Reserve University
The kinetic landscape of the RNA-binding protein Dazl in cells
6:30 PM, Room 1360 Genetics and Biotechnology.

BMC In the News...

Coon Recipient of HUPO Award

Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry Josh Coon has been awarded a HUPO by the Human Proteome Organization in recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in the field of proteomics. Press release here. 06 Sept, 2018

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