Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research


The Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine was established to promote essential biomedical science focused on understanding chemical reactions in the living cell. The department houses advanced technology cores and plays a leading role in the Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) for promoting basic and translational research in chromatin and RNA biology. BMB’s world-class faculty conduct research across a broad spectrum of areas, including:

  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics and Computational Biology
  • Cancer
  • Cell Biology and Cell Fate Determination
  • Cell Cycle Control and Cell Division
  • Chromosomes, Chromatin, and DNA Biology
  • Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Tomography
  • Development and Evolution
  • Gene Expression and Regulation
  • Gene Therapy
  • Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics
  • Membrane Trafficking and Cytoskeleton
  • Membranes and Membrane Proteins
  • Molecular Basis of Human Disease and Behavior
  • Nano Medicine and Drug Design
  • Neural Plasticity and Degeneration
  • Protein Structure-Function and Protein Folding
  • RNA Biology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Stem Cell Biology and Cell Fate Determination
  • Structural Biology and Macromolecular Assemblies
  • Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology

Research Labs & Postdoctoral Opportunities


The following a links to the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty lab websites. We encourage postdoctoral applicants to visit our labs to see opportunities for research training and mentoring. 


Research Cores and Centers


The following are research cores and centers associated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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