Mario Chang and Dr. Kilberg

Fall 2019 MS Program Application Deadline is January 15!

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology offers a Master’s degree program designed to provide students necessary skills to obtain positions within the private, government research sectors or the background necessary for entry into competitive PhD or other professional school (MD, DVM, DDS, etc) programs.

Mayank Aggarwal

Alumni Spotlight: Mayank Aggarwal

Dr. Mayank Aggarwal, a 2013 BMB graduate of Dr. Rob McKenna’s lab, is now a product manager and application scientist at Formulatrix, Inc. where he manages the development of two software systems, Rock Maker and Rock Imager.

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BCH4024 On-Campus Enrollment Information

Both sections of the on-campus BCH4024 for Spring 2019 are full. Click “More Info” for suggestions.


2018 UF Innovator of the Year – Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna

She was selected to receive this distinguished Innovator of the Year award because of the breadth and depth of her work with AAV (adeno-associated virus) gene therapy and the impact her work has had, and will have, on the global good.

Farzaneh Tondnevis

Alumni Spotlight: Farzaneh Tondnevis

Dr. Farzaneh Tondnevis is a 2015 UF Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate of Dr. Linda Bloom and Dr. Rob McKenna’s labs where her primary research focused on the structural, biochemical and biophysical analysis of replication proteins.

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Dr. Mavis McKenna’s lab, collaborators published in Nature Communications

Researchers from Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna’s laboratory at UF and the Salk Institute have obtained an unprecedented view of a gene-delivery virus, paving the way for further development of improved gene therapies.

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Welcome to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is located in the College of Medicine at the UF Health Science Center, Gainesville. Faculty and students in the department are involved in teaching and research at the forefront of biochemistry and molecular biology. The department offers a wide range of courses and research training programs for medical, dental, graduate and undergraduate students. We invite you to explore our web site and to visit our departmental offices and labs.

Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences: Concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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