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. Two editorial offices are found within the department’s walls: The Journal of Mass Spectrometry and 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, and the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology are all Biochemistry faculty.
|RESEARCH FOCUS IN BIOCHEMISTRY|
|DNA REPAIR / REPLICATION|
|CELL CYCLE CONTROL|
|MOLECULAR CANCER BIOLOGY|
|MASS SPECTROMETRY / PROTEOMICS|