Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research
Medical scientists working within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine put considerable focus on studying the biochemical and molecular basis of cancer, diabetes and obesity, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular malfunctions, and alcoholism—all areas of expertise of IU School of Medicine—and take pride in the extensive research collaborations that occur with the school’s other academic and clinical departments. Most of the faculty are associated with the Indiana Alcohol Research Center, Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Disease, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and/ or other major research centers at IU School of Medicine.
Areas of faculty research include signal transduction mechanisms, molecular biology, enzyme catalysis, post-transcriptional control and post-translational modification, cell cycle and DNA repair, metabolic regulation, macromolecular structure and function, bioinformatics and computational biology, proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, chemical and structural biology, and high throughput methods for therapeutic discovery.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty benefit from modern research facilities and advanced instrumentation—for microarrays and high-throughput genotyping, X-ray crystallography, chemical genomics, genome sequencing and molecular modeling—and are associated with one or more of the school’s major research centers, including the Indiana Alcohol Research Center, Center for Diabetes Research, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center and Center for Medical Genomics.
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