Message From the Chair
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is a research and teaching Department within Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Faculty investigate diverse research topics including enzymology of DNA replication; heterochromatin assembly; epigenetics; mechanisms and regulation of gene expression from DNA to RNA to protein; protein design and evolution; growth regulation by nutrients and hormones; lysosome biology; bacterial signal transduction; and bacterial toxins and antitoxins. Our faculty members are internationally recognized experts in these fields and publish their research in top-tier research journals. As such, they are often called upon to serve on journal editorial boards and grant review panels.
Many agencies currently support our research efforts, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, The New Jersey Stem Cell Commission, the Human Frontiers in Science Program, the American Cancer Society, and Stand Up To Cancer.
The Department also administers or has faculty who direct NIH training grant awards devoted to investigating virus-host interactions; to increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in biomedical science; and in the training of postdoctoral fellows.