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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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Mon April 16: Biochemistry Colloquia

Chuck Sanders, Vanderbilt University
“Membrane Proteins Theme: How Do Mutations in the KCNQ1 Potassium Channel Cause Long QT Syndrome?”
3:30 pm Room 1211 Biochemical Sciences

Mon April 02: Biochemistry Colloquia

Clara Kielkopf, Univ of Rochester Medical Center
“Hit or miss at the pre-mRNA splice sites: Emerging views of a disease-relevant step in gene expression”
3:30 pm Room 1211 Biochemical Sciences

Mon Apr 9: Paul Bertics Memorial Lecture

Dr. Stephen Harrison, Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
“Kinectochore Structure”
12:00 Noon, Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Bldg


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.