Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is one of six basic science departments at MD Anderson dedicated to advancing our knowledge of the processes that regulate cell growth, survival and differentiation at the molecular level.
The department currently occupies about 30,000 square feet of modern new laboratory space in the George and Cynthia Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building, which opened its doors in April 2005. Department faculty members have ample laboratory and office space and unlimited opportunities for their research teams to advance their projects. Grants to department faculty through both government and private agencies exceed $4.5 million in annual direct costs.
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Michelle Barton, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at MD Anderson, and Michael Blackburn, Ph.D., professor and vice chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UTHealth Medical School, serve jointly in the position of dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS). Her new role began July 1, 2012.
Protein binds to growth factor receptor, priming it for normal function; likely tie to four cancers. Pictured: Dr. John Ladbury, senior author.
Reformulated Imatinib Eliminates Morphine Tolerance in Lab Studies. Pictured: Dr. Howard Gutstein, senior author.
Faculty members and trainees travel to Tel Aviv University for an International Colloquium on Stem Cells, Organs and Cancer.