The Graduate Field of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology (BMCB)
at Cornell University provides top ranking, multidisciplinary training
in diverse aspects of biological and biomedical sciences. The BMCB Field
builds on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary training at Cornell
and is supported by over 50 faculty.
Although it is not formally
labeled as such, BMCB in essence is an umbrella program
with strengths ranging from biochemistry and structural biology to cell
biology and developmental biology and molecular genetics. Research topics include transcription,
DNA replication, DNA repair, membrane trafficking, the cytoskeleton, signal
transduction, metabolic regulation, enzyme structure and mechanism, organelle
function, biophysics of protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions,
and virology. The model organisms used in BMCB labs include bacteria,
yeast, plant, C. elegans, Drosophila, and mouse. While the majority of
faculty are members of the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics,
BMCB includes faculty from 8 other departments or units. The Cornell campus
in Ithaca offers state-of-the-art facilities and provides many opportunities
for collaboration. The rich environment, rigorous preparation and guidance
by faculty prepares students for successful careers as independent research
Cornell University is unique among the top dozen "research
universities" (as identified by US News) in being situated in a small
city, which affects the quality of life, creating a friendly and supportive
atmosphere for graduate students.
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BMCB is one of several Graduate Fields in the life sciences at Cornell. For an overview of graduate education in the life sciences see: http://gradeducation.lifesciences.cornell.edu/.
Work by the BMCB student Patrice Ohouo is published in Nature. More...
Amy Larson was awarded a Calvo TA Award in 2012! More...
Carolyn Hale (formerly Fisher) was awarded an outstanding CALS TA Award in 2012! More...
BMCB student Steven Petesch was awarded the 2012 LPS Best Paper Award! More...
BMCB student Duyen Bui won a Best Poster Prize at the 9th Annual Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellows and Scholars Conference More...
BMCB student Liu Yang is awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship. More...
BMCB student Patrice Ohouo awarded NIH Predoctoral Research Fellowship! More...
Two BMCB students received prestigious HHMI predoctoral fellowship! Hojoong Kwak and Iris Sun, second year students in Dr. John Lis and Dr. Ling Qi's lab. More...
BMCB student Erin Wissink was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! More...
BMCB student Damien Garbett was awarded the 2011 LPS Best Paper Award!
BMCB student Aaron Plys was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to perform epigenetic research in Cyprus! More...
BMCB student Mengqiao Wang was awarded the 2011 Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship! More...
BMCB student FoSheng Hsu was awarded the 2011 Rita & Toe Calvo Teaching Award!
BMCB student Laura Albulescu was awarded the MBG Award for Exemplary Service as a Teaching Assistant!
A productive year for BMCB student Andrew Manford!
Andrew, a fourth year student in Dr. Scott Emr’s lab, published two important research articles recently – a first author paper in EMBO Journal and a co-first author paper in Cell.
October 5, 2009
Former BMCB graduate
student Jack Szostak
(Wu Lab, PhD 1977)
shares The Nobel Prize in
Physiology or Medicine 2009.
More from Nobel Prize...