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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Prospective MHS Students
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Life in Baltimore
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Inflammation and Cancer Risk
Inflammation is a natural first line of defense for the body under aggression, but it can evolve into a negative force able to promote cancer and other diseases if excessive or ill-regulated. Learn More
Reproductive biology
Through its Division of Reproductive Biology, BMB is an epicenter of research and education in the area of reproductive biology at Johns Hopkins and in a broader, multi-institutional network. Learn More
Peaking at Atoms: Structural biology
Information about atomic-level structure of proteins and other biological macromolecules is essential and sets up opportunities for effective interventions, as in the fight against cancer and malaria. Learn More
Quality control mechanisms in biology
Cells in our body accomplish remarkably complex tasks. Failure of quality control mechanisms is now understood to underlie devastating diseases including cancer and dementia. Learn More

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology conducts research to discover and characterize the fundamental biological processes relevant to health and disease.

Faculty and students work together to increase knowledge of the biochemical and molecular bases of normal and abnormal cellular processes and to train highly qualified scientists who—through research, teaching and service—continue to provide new insights into the biomedical issues that have a profound impact on public health.



Department Overview

Students and faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology talk about the unique opportunity to pursue their passions in basic science and gain concrete public health skills. 

Seminar Series in BMB                         

Seminar Series

Vinod Ranganathan PhD
A CRISPR View to the Clinic; Eying Gene-Editing Therapeutics



Department Highlight


Why some yeast infections are so deadly?

– Culotta Lab

Discovery Innovation
Message from the Chair
Pierre Coulombe

Greetings and welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I'd like to share a brief description of who we are, and a sense of how it feels to be part of this wonderful community.

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Meet Our Students
Current Students

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology takes great pride in the fantastic students it attracts. Meet our current students. Learn the research they’re pursuing.

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