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Innovations and Discoveries in Biological Chemistry

The Department of Biological Chemistry continues to be in the forefront of cutting-edge research. Our seventeen primary faculty members and colleagues are making great strides to generate and disseminate new knowledge and original concepts in biochemistry and molecular biology through creative research and scholarship.

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Our outstanding faculty, staff, students and postdoctoral fellows continue to succeed in their scientific endeavors highlighted in numerous publications, talks and awards. Check out Biological Chemistry’s latest news and events!

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Profiles in Biological Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021 was awarded jointly to David Julius & Ardem Patapoutian "for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch".  Our own Michael J. Caterina, then a postdoctoral fellow in the Julius lab, conducted an unbiased functional screen based on the assumption that a single gene can confer capsaicin sensitivity in cells that are normally insensitive to capsaicin. Read more….

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