Local changes, global effects: Unpacking action at a distance using computers, X-rays and classic biochemistry

When I entered Assistant Professor Vatsan Raman’s office to talk about his group’s latest research study, I didn’t expect that our conversation about proteins would turn toward Rube Goldberg machines. Biochemists like Raman study how nature functions at molecular and sub-molecular scales and in doing so observe a myriad of biological phenomena. One such phenomenon, …

IPiB welcomes 2021-22 incoming class, GLDC announces officers

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) – the joint graduate program of the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry – is pleased to welcome its newest cohort of graduate students. As all recruiting activities were held virtually due to the pandemic, incoming students and faculty alike seem particularly excited to meet one …

Biochemistry announces summer 2021 awards, fellowships for student research

The Department of Biochemistry is pleased to announce recipients of its 2021 undergraduate and graduate student departmental awards and fellowships. The department celebrates the work and talent of its students, and these awards and fellowships are made possible by generous gifts to Biochemistry to fund research conducted by notably outstanding graduate and undergraduate students. “These …