Biological Chemistry

Department of Biological Chemistry

The Department of Biological Chemistry in the University of Michigan Medical School educates and trains undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and medical students in modern biochemistry. Our research areas include biochemical signalingmacromolecular structure and mechanism, protein processing and folding, and regulation of gene expression. Explore our graduate programs and some of the cutting-edge work being performed in the laboratories of our faculty.


April 29, 2019

Congratulations to Rene' Arvola, Ph.D.

Rene' Arvola, Ph.D., mentored by Aaron Goldstrohm, Ph.D., successfully defended her thesis, "Messenger RNA control by Pumilio", on April 24, 2019.

April 26, 2019

Congratulations to Claire Cato, Ph.D.

Claire Cato, Ph.D., co-mentored by John J.G. Tesmer, Ph.D., and Janet L. Smith, Ph.D., successfully defended her thesis, “Structural and Biochemical Analysis of G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase Activation and Small Molecule Inhibitor Specificity”, on April 22, 2019.