Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology

"In the 21st century, there will be many opportunities to explore scientific frontiers never before visitied. We want out students to be leaders amoung those sharing the excitement of visiting those frontiers."

Located within the University of Texas Medical Branch, our department is home to a broad spectrum of research activities and expertise. Our most singular quality is a culture of interdisciplinary research and collaboration. We believe that teaching and research are interdependent activities, and so give high priority to the education of our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco MD, PhD has joined us as chair of our Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB). As chair of BMB, Dr. Garcia-Blanco will lead efforts to further excellence in research, education, mentoring,and scholarship that have broad fundamental, translational and clinical impact. Read more ...

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News & Events

Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco, has been awarded a $1 million Translational STAR grant.

Dr. Rowicka-Kudlicka receives five-year NIH grant totaling more than $1.7 million

Dr. Junji Iwahara awarded four-year grant exceeding $1 million

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Graduate Education

Our Faculty and students participate in the various graduate programs in UTMB's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and our curriculum strongly addresses furthering knowledge of the molecular nature of biomedical phenomena and translating that knowledge for patient benefit. Learn More