Department of Biological Chemistry
The Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan Medical School educates and trains undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and medical students in modern biochemistry. Our research areas include structural enzymology, protein processing and folding, regulation of gene expression and biochemical signaling. Explore our graduate programs and labs, and some of the cutting-edge work being performed by our faculty.
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37th Annual Pharmacological Sciences
and Bio-related Chemistry Symposium
Friday, March 31st, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Lowe, M.D.,Senior Director of Pathology at Genentech
Presenting: "Glycoengineering in Pharma and Biotech: Therapeutics, Diagnostics and Basic Science"
Click HERE for more Information
Register for the PSTP Symposium HERE
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SAVE THE DATE!
Cellular Biotechnology Training Program
Wednesday, May 17th
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
Keynote Spreaker: Dr. Gary Nabel, Chief Scientific Officer, Sanofi
Registration Information Coming in March
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Welcome Yan Zhang, Ph.D.
CRISPR-Cas is a RNA-guided, genetic interference pathway in prokaryotes that enables acquired immunity against invasive nucleic acids. Nowadays, CRISPRs also provide formidable tools for facile, programmable genome engineering in eukaryotes. Cas9 proteins are the “effector” endonucleases for CRISPR interference; and have recently begun to be also recognized as important players in other aspects of bacterial physiology (e.g. acquisition of new spacers into CRISPRs, endogenous gene regulation, and microbial pathogenesis, etc.).
My laboratory is broadly interested in CRISPR biology and mechanism. We will use Neisseria species as our model system, and E. coli and human cells as additional platforms. We employ complementary biochemical, microbiological, genetic and genomic approaches. We are also interested in working with the broader scientific community to develop and apply novel CRISPR-based tools to tackle diverse biological questions.
Welcome to CRISPR fun! We are very excited to host rotation students, postdocs and undergrads, starting March 2017. Potential trainees are welcome to join us and engage in exciting intellectual pursuits together. Please send applications to Yan.Zhang@umassmed.edu.
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Masters in Biochemistry
Applications for Fall 2017
Available September 8th, 2016
Explore our website to learn more about our one-year program.
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