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University of Illinois College of Medicine

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics is one of five Basic Science Departments in the College of Medicine at UIC.


Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. The current department was formed in 2003 from the merger of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Molecular Genetics. We are located in the Molecular Biology Research Building on the University of Illinois College of Medicine campus on the near west side of Chicago, next to Little Italy and a few miles from the Loop and Lake Michigan. [ READ MORE + ]


Faculty Research

  

Our Department is home to a broad array of research programs which facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations: (1) cancer biology, (2) genetics & epigenetics, (3) gene regulation & genome maintenance, (4) genomics, computational biology & synthetic biology, (5) infection, inflammation & immunity, (6) mechanisms of neurological diseases, (7) protein engineering, drug design & structural biology, (8) signal transduction & cell cycle control, and (9) stem cells & developmental biology. Meet the faculty in each of these research areas:

 

BMG in News

Lung Cancer Award to Benevolenskaya. (Nov. 3, 2022)

Developing antivirals for pandemic-level viruses. (Caffrey Lab) (August 8, 2022)

A Dynamic Duo of Cells Identified in Lung Blood Vessels. (Rehman Lab) (June 14, 2022)

Dr. Colley appointed as Acting Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. (May 31, 2022)

Stopping HK2 in Breast Cancer Tumors Could Be Potential Cure For Metastasis. (Hay Lab) (April 11, 2022)

Kim's Translational Studies Have Potential to Find Lung Cancer Therapies. (December 10, 2021)

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Departmental Announcement

We are undergoing a major expansion with TWO independent searches for Assistant Professors.
     First search seeks applications for multiple tenure track Assistant Professor faculty positions in the areas of computational biology and genomics.
     Second search seek applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor faculty position in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, or molecular genetics.

Dr. Rehman has been appointed Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics effective July 1, 2022.