Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Weiskotten Hall
Rm. 4265, 766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-5127
Fax: 315 464-8750
Name: Patricia M Kane, PhD, Chair

Faculty researchers in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seek to understand the molecular and cellular bases of human health and disease. We apply a broad range of tools ranging from those of structural biology and biophysics to cell biology and development.

Faculty with expertise in X-ray crystallography, single-molecule electron microscopy, and spectroscopy investigate protein structure, folding, and interactions at the atomic level.


This program awards:

  • PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • MS in Biochemistry

Other faculty members employ modern genetics and genomic technologies to integrate the above information with in vivo studies to generate a broader understanding of cellular pathways and systems biology. This comprehensive strategy is reflected by the diverse approaches that our researchers take, from high-resolution structural and single-molecule studies to the use of animals and single-celled organisms to model disease processes and development.

Areas of focus in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology include membrane and transport protein structure and function, DNA replication and transcription, cellular responses to stress, and visual signal transduction.  These studies impact disorders from cancer to neurodegenerative diseases to pathogenic infections.

Our department boasts a robust and long-standing record of extramural funding, particularly from the National Institutes of Health.