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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Faculty Research

 

Our Mission

  • Conduct world-class research in biochemistry and molecular medicine.
  • Excel in undergraduate, graduate and medical education.
  • Serve the university through leadership in forums committed to graduate and professional school admissions and curriculum.

 

Research Interests

  • Stem cell biology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Vision science
  • Intracellular trafficking and cell-matrix interactions
  • Development of the nervous system
  • Cell biology
  • Gene expression
  • Cancer biology
  • Membrane biology
  • Glycobiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Muscle physiology
  • Human genetics
  • Chemical biology
  • Structural biology
  • Molecular imaging
  • Drug development
   

 

Funding of Research Programs

  • The National Institutes of Health
  • The National Science Foundation
  • The Department of Defense
  • Several other private agencies

 

A Teaching Focus

Some of the courses our members teach include:

Lower division courses

  • 092 Internship in Biological Chemistry Upper division courses
  • 192 Internship in Biological Chemistry
  • 198 Group Study
  • 199 Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates

Graduate courses

  • 209 Prostaglandins/Leukotrienes and Related Lipids (offered even years)
  • 214 Molecular Medicine
  • 217 Molecular Genetics of Fungi (odd years)
  • 222 Mechanisms of Translational Control (even years)
  • 230 Practical NMR
  • 231 Biomedical NMR (same as BPH 231)
  • 291 Human Genetics Seminar
  • 298 Group Study
  • 299 Research

Professional courses for medical students

  • 410A Molecular and Cell Biology
  • 410B Cell Biology and Metabolism
  • 414 Molecular Medicine
  • 419 Introduction to Clinical Nutrition (same as IMD 419)
  • 491 Human Genetics Seminar
  • 497 Tutoring in Biological Chemistry
  • 498 Group Study
  • 499 Research 

 

Our Faculty: Leaders in Education

Members of the department are leaders in the UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation, and are active participants in graduate groups and faculty committees.