- Michael Leffak, Ph.D., was named to the editorial boards of two journals, DNA Repair and the Journal of Biological Chemistry, beginning in 2014.
- Congratulations to Rachel Omolewu, 2010 graduate in Lawrence Prochaska’s lab. She was honored with The Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award of Excellence at our annual Alumni Association Achievement Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 1, 2013.
- Breast cancer research conducted by Julian G. Cambronero, Ph.D., and his lab team was featured in a front page article in the Dayton Daily News on Oct. 19. (The article requires a subscription.)
The Fall Brown Bag Sessions (BMB 8000/9900) are posted on this site.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) was founded in 1974 concurrently with the creation of the Wright State University School of Medicine and has recruited faculty with strong research interests in the basic biomedical sciences. Major research interests of the department are grouped into three interrelated areas: macromolecular mechanisms, molecular genetics, and the application of nuclear magnetic resonance to biomedical research.
The mission of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is to advance knowledge in biochemistry and molecular biology by fostering a culture of scientific inquiry, learning and critical thinking. Honesty and respect for a diverse body of faculty, staff and students are the foundation of this mission.
The department strives for excellence in the following areas:
- Scientific Discovery — through the cultivation of a community of scholars who conduct original research at the forefront of their individual disciplines and in multidisciplinary collaborations.
- Learning — through innovative environments for the education of students (undergraduate, graduate, medical, and postdoctoral) in both the classroom and the laboratory, and also through the dissemination of scientific knowledge through publications and presentations.
- Diversity — through a commitment to embrace the advantages of a diverse community for the enhancement of our educational, research and work environments.
- Engagement — through the exchange of scientific skills and understanding within the scientific community in general and also within the university, local and state communities at large.
- Career Development — through mentoring/continuing educational programs for all members of the department.