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There are 13 core faculty members in the department working on a diverse range of research projects. These projects are interdisciplinary in nature and will provide students with training in many different areas including cellular and molecular biology, genetics, virology, enzymology, structural biology, and biophysics. We have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that are available to faculty and students for their individual research programs. In addition to the traditional areas in biochemistry and molecular biology, we have developed strong research and educational programs in structural biology. Members of the faculty have expertise in cryoelectron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, NMR and imaging, and actively collaborate with other research groups to address fundamental questions about biomolecular structure.

Research Interest

Research facilities

Research Labs

Research labs in the department are extremely well equipped for the individual research needs of faculty and students with instruments dedicated to their individual research needs. 

Caglayan Lab

Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility

A state-of-the-art NMR facility for high-resolution solution NMR, solid-state NMR, microimaging, animal imaging, and human imaging.


Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research

Instrumentation and services available through core labs: A variety of instrumentation including 2D gel electrophoresis systems, a BiaCore surface plasmon resonance instrument, a real-time PCR instrument and a Molecular Dynamics Typhoon Phosphorimager are available for use.


Cancer and Genetics Research Complex

Home to the UF Genetics Institute and the UF Health Cancer Center, this facility serves as an interdisciplinary research center.


Research Facts

Research funding

$837.6 million

The College of Medicine leads the University of Florida in research awards.


Teaching with a mission

Nationally Recognized Faculty

We are a community of scholars involved in teaching and research at the forefront of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.


Supportive Research development

Office of Research Affairs

This office supports faculty in finding funding opportunities and interpreting rules and procedures.


Research News

Dr. Mavis McKenna’s lab, collaborators published…

Researchers from Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna’s laboratory at UF and the Salk Institute have obtained an unprecedented view of a gene-delivery virus…

Virus Imaging - AAV2

Biochemistry researchers target brain cell…

Asparagine synthetasedeficiency (ASD) keeps brain cells from developing and growing normally. It causes children to have small heads and brains, and…

Snapshot of Kilberg Youtube Video

Article published and highlighted in Journal of…

Dr. Mario Mietzsch, postdoc, and Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna’s article titled, Structural Insights into Human Bocaparvoviruses, was published and…

Mario Mavis

Altered virus may expand patient recruitment in…

Biochemistry Professor, Dr. Mavis Agbandje-McKenna in collaboration with Dr. Aravind Asokan, associate professor in the department of genetics at the…