Our faculty use cutting-edge structural and biochemical tools to understand fundamental biological processes and diseases. The topics include amyloids, membrane proteins, DNA recombination, microRNA biogenesis and mass spectrometry method development.

 

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The characterization of Stem and Progenitor Cell origins, function, differentiation and death is at the core of tissue development. Faculty in biological chemistry study this problem at all levels, from genetic and molecular characterization of their cell biology in model systems to translational research aimed towards the use of Stem Cells in regenerative therapies.

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Biological Chemistry faculty use molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches to study the formation and function of neural circuits, providing fundamental insights into brain development, function and disease.  

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Biological Chemistry faculty use classical genetics approaches as well as high-throughput genomic and computational techniques to study the role of DNA sequence variation in differences among individuals, including disease risk.

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Our faculty employ state-of the-art bioinformatic, proteomic and genomic technologies to probe the epigenetic mechanisms underlying gene regulation. We provide molecular insights into the role of chromatin alterations in cellular reprogramming, differentiation and cancer.

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Biological Chemistry faculty use a range of molecular, genetic and cell biological approaches to investigate the functions of subcellular protein machines and the mechanisms of signaling between cells, providing fundamental insights into cellular and developmental processes in health and disease.

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Reid Johnson publishes in eLife

Reid Johnson published "Multiple Interaces between a Serine Recombinase and an Enhancer Control Site-Specific DNA Inversion" in eLife.

 

Hilary Coller who receives The New Idea Award

Congratulations to: Hilary Coller who has received The New Idea Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a grant program designed to identify novel research strategies with high potential for high impact on the future of blood cancer treatment(s). 

Congratulations to Eryn Ujita Lee for receiving the Outstanding Tutor Award from the David Geffen School of UCLA!

Congratulations to: Carly Ferguson-2013 Audree Fowler Fellow i

Congratulations to: Carly Ferguson from Professor Joseph Loo's Lab named as a 2013 Audree Fowler Fellow in Protein Science

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