The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program offers students the opportunity to study life processes at the molecular level and gain an understanding of biological organisms from a chemical and physical basis.
Becky Chen, ’16, BMB major/math minor, received a SIGMAA award in Environmental Mathematics at MathFest 2015. This award recognizes an exceptional presentation that involves work on a problem arising from environmental sources.
Alumna Lauren Folgosa Cooley, '10, became the first person to complete the Ph.D. concentration in cancer and molecular medicine at the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Learn more.
- Article in "Structure"
Dr. Eugene Wu, along with chemistry colleagues Bill Miller III and Carol Parish and Lorena Beese from Duke University, published "The Closing Mechanism of DNA Polymerase I at Atomic Resolution," in the journal Structure.
- New Article
Drs. Jonathan Dattelbaum and Michael Leopold, along with students Margot Hilliyer, Alisha Cerel, and Lauren Finch, published "Multi-Technique Quantitative Analysis and Socioeconomic Considerations of Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic in Children's Toys and Toy Jewelry", in the journal Chemosphere.
- New Article
Dr. Eugene Wu and colleagues have published "A Conservative Isoleucine to Leucine Mutation Causes Major Rearrangements and Cold Sensitivity in KlenTaq1 DNA Polymerase" in the journal Biochemistry. Several recently-graduated University of Richmond undergraduate students are co-authors on this work.
BMB Feature Stories
Pre-med and business student helps coordinate first government-approved drone delivery of medication
Lexi Caldwell, '16, connects science to personal experience through summer work with Genetic Alliance
Local middle schools offer a backdrop for exploring the challenges and successes of education in America
Senior develops a passion for medicine after Science in Context Sophomore Scholars Program
Senior and alumna's shared interests in computational biology leads to summer research at Princeton
Student work in chemistry labs leads to more than $1.2 million in graduate fellowships
Civic engagement gives biochemistry and molecular biology major insight into effects of addiction