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Akilah Murray: Advancement to Candidacy Award

Published: Apr 18th, 2018

The Advancement to Candidacy Award, aimed at recognizing outstanding students in their mid-tenure after they have passed their qualifying examination in their third year of study, was awarded to Akilah Murray and two other finalists.

COM Diversity Week Panel

Today’s Challenge: Building and Sustaining a Culture of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Published: Apr 17th, 2018

UF College of Medicine Dean Michael L. Good, M.D., held a dean’s grand rounds panel discussion with a panel of five faculty, including Biochemistry professor, Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna.

Poster Award Winners

Undergraduate Poster Session

Published: Apr 6th, 2018

To highlight the work of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s undergraduates, the department held the first annual undergraduate poster session where the undergraduate research students presented their work.

2018 Boyce Award Winners

2018 Boyce Award Winners

Published: Mar 29th, 2018

Congratulations to graduate students, Melissa Hale, Jana Jenquin, and Carrie Lomelino, on receiving the 2018 Wanda and Richard Boyce Awards for her outstanding graduate research in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Alumni Spotlight: Bala Venkatakrishnan

Published: Mar 29th, 2018

A graduate from Drs. Mavis and Robert McKenna’s lab in 2012, Bala now works at Syngene International Limited, a contract research organization in Bangalore, India as a principal investigator focusing on protein purification, characterization and structure determination.

Grad Student Appreciation Flyer

2018 Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Published: Mar 29th, 2018

Graduate Student Appreciation Week is a chance for the university to give back to our amazing graduate student body for all of the work they do teaching, researching, and serving.

Undergrad Research Symposium

2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Published: Mar 23rd, 2018

The UF Center for Undergraduate Research sponsored this year’s undergraduate research symposium on Thursday, March 22. Several students working in the labs of our Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty participated in this event.


Virus Journal Features Agbandje-McKenna Lab Article

Published: Feb 6th, 2018

Members of the Agbandje-McKenna lab group co-authored an article, Atomic Resolution Structures of Human Bufaviruses Determined by Cryo-Electron Microscopy, which was published in the January 2018 issue of the Virus journal and featured on the journal cover.

Snapshot of Kilberg Youtube Video

Biochemistry researchers target brain cell disorder

Published: Feb 2nd, 2018

Asparagine synthetasedeficiency (ASD) keeps brain cells from developing and growing normally. It causes children to have small heads and brains, and epilepsy-like seizures. Now Biochemistry and Molecular Biology researchers are using patient cells to learn more about ASD.

Jana Jenquin

Jana Jenquin awarded certificate of excellence at CNG Symposium

Published: Feb 1st, 2018

Jana, a graduate student in Dr. Andy Berglund’s lab, received a certificate of excellence for her excellent research poster at The Center for NeuroGenetics 3rd annual international Brainstorm Symposium.