There are 16 core tenure-track 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 facilities & Labs

Research Facilities & 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.

Lu Lab

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.