Biochemistry

Biochemistry is an underpinning of all modern biomedical science. The mission of the Biochemistry Department at Vanderbilt University is teaching, service and research.

Ph.D. students in biochemistry are trained to take up roles as investigators and teachers in biomedical research, and our department provides this background for all Vanderbilt IGP Ph.D. students at Vanderbilt regardless of which direction their future training may take. Biochemistry faculty serve on editorial boards and grant review committees. They organize major scientific meetings and serve on national committees within professional societies. Four editorial offices are found within the department's walls: Biochemistry, Chemical Research in Toxicology, The Journal of Mass Spectrometry, The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Finally, the directors of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Center in Molecular Toxicology, Center for Mass Spectrometry, Center for Structural Biology, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, and Jim Ayers Institute for Pre-Cancer Detection/Diagnosis are all Biochemistry faculty.

RESEARCH FOCUS IN BIOCHEMISTRY
ENZYMOLOGY
OXIDATIVE METABOLISM
MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY
DNA REPAIR / REPLICATION
STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION
CELL CYCLE CONTROL
MOLECULAR CANCER BIOLOGY
HYPERTENSION
MASS SPECTROMETRY / PROTEOMICS
CHROMATIN BIOLOGY
NEUROBIOLOGY