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Dr. Mavis McKenna’s laboratory, collaborators published in the journal 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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Mentor Match Celebration 2018

The Fall 2017 cohort of Ph.D. graduate students have successfully selected a mentor and research concentration. The Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences recognized this important milestone with an inaugural Mentor-Match Celebration on August 16, 2018.

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Alumni Spotlight: Barrie P. Bode

Dr. Barrie P. Bode, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University, graduated in 1991 from Dr. Mike Kilberg’s lab where his research focused on the mechanism by which amino acids rapidly activate the major glutamine transport system in the liver.

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2nd Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium

The University of Florida Black Graduate Student Organization in conjunction with the College of Medicine Diversity Committee are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 in the Reitz Union.

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Fall 2019 PhD Program Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2019 admission is November 17, 2018! The admissions committee will begin meeting in October; early application submissions are welcome and strongly encouraged.


Welcome New Assistant Professor, Dr. Melike Caglayan

Dr. Caglayan comes to UF and our department from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The primary focus of the Caglayan Lab will be the molecular mechanisms of genome integrity and the biological importance of DNA ligation failure.

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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.

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