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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.

Peter LewisBMC Assistant Professor  Peter Lewis, IPiB Student Mark Klein accept cancer research funding awards from The Ride. Read about it here.

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  • Events...

    Fri April 27: IPiB Student Seminar

    Tricia Windgassen, Keck Lab
    “Structural and functional analysis of the PriA helicase DNA fork-specific interaction”
    12 Noon, 175 Biochemistry, Khorana Auditorium

    Mon April 30: Biochemistry Colloquia

    Dr. Janice Robertson, University of Iowa
    “Membrane Proteins Theme: Tuning the Stability of CLC Dimers by Changing the Lipid Solvent”
    3:30 PM, 1211 Biochemical Sciences

    Fri May 4: IPiB Student Seminar

    Gloria Larson, Coon Lab
    “Genetic identification of the hostfactor PARP8 and ADP-ribosylation as suppressors of influenza virus polymerase activity”
    12 Noon, 175 Biochemistry, Khorana Auditorium

    Mon May 7: Biochemistry Colloquia

    Dr. James Bowie, UCLA
    “Single Molecule Folding of Complex Membrane Proteins”
    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.