The Biochemical, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) Hub trains graduate and post‐doctoral students interested in the fields of structural, biochemical and biophysical research. Students will obtain theoretical and practical understanding of both how and why biophysical principles dictate observed biological phenomena, at the molecular level. Research training encompass a wide range of topics relevant to human disease, including structural and mechanistic aspects of membrane proteins, metal binding proteins, enzymes, DNA and RNA. Methods used include classical approaches of biochemical purification and analysis, cutting edge structural methods (X‐ray and single particle EM), spectroscopic methods (fluorescence and EPR) and computational methodologies.
Hub Director: David Farrens, Ph.D.
In addition to the PBMS core curriculum, students who join the Biochemical, Molecular and Structural Biology (BMSB) hub will be encouraged to take the following core course(s) and 6 credits of electives based on the student's individual training plan/research interests. Additionally, students will participate in their hubs seminar series, journal club(s) / grand rounds, and annual retreat / symposia.
- Structure and Function of Biological Molecules
- Molecular Biophysics and Experimental Bioinformatics
- Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry
- Combined Basic Sciences
- Vollum Institute
- Protein Structure/Function
Annual Meeting(s) and Symposia(s)
- BMSB Annual Retreat
- Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry Annual Retreat