Located in Chalmers and Burt Halls, the BMB Program offers B.A., B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Departmental faculty have research programs supported by over $3 million in annual extramural support for studying various aspects of biochemistry in animals, plants, insects and microorganisms. Founded in 1961, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
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"BMB Majors Achieve 100% Acceptance to the University of Kansas School of Medicine"
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics is pleased to report that all of its undergraduate majors who applied to the 2021 Class of the University of Kansas School of Medicine were accepted. The students are: Matthew Brettmann, Samuel Broll, Tate Gilchrist, Garrison Olds and Natalie Ost. All five of these seniors participated in the recently developed Medical Biochemistry track, which BMB created in 2013 for its undergraduate students. In 2016, the overall acceptance rate for US applicants to in-state medical schools was 60.6%, so this year’s K-State BMB acceptance rate of 100% was well above the norm. (Read full pdf article.)
Alumni Fellow - Wexia Song - Thursday, April 20
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, Univeristy of Maryland, College Park
The mystery of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in the human female reproductive tract
Jennifer Lippencott-Schwartz - Wednesday, April 26
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus
Emerging fluorescence technology to study cell architecture and dynamics
Colloquium - Thursday, April 27, 9:00 a.m.
Imaging cell survival under starvation: role of lipid droplets, mitochondria and autophagy
Spring Graduation Schedule
Friday, May 12 - Graduate School Commencement
1:00 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum
Saturday, May 13 - Undergraduate Commencement
Arts & Sciences
8:30 a.m. Bramlage Coliseum
Read the latest news in BMB. Newsletter created by department faculty and staff. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
Faculty Research Videos
|Dr. Gregory Finnigan||Dr. Michal Zolkiewski|
|Dr. Michael Kanost||Dr. Timothy Durrett|
|Dr. Brian Geisbrecht||Dr. Erika Geisbrecht|
|Dr. Phillip E. Klebba||5 Minutes in Dr. Klebba's Lab|
|Dr. John Tomich||Dr. Anna Zolkiewska|
Provost Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship
Watch the Replay.
Powerpoint slides (23mb file)
Hageman Distinguished Lectureship
in Agricultural Biochemistry
Watch Colloquium Replay.
Powerpoint slides (18mb file)
Kansas State University is #1 in the state
Kansas State University featured in Princeton Review's 2015 Best Colleges national rankings
Kary Mullis, 1993 Nobel Laureate, spoke to K-State
October 16, 2013 - "The Unusual Origins of PCR"
Chalmers Hall is home to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Main Office and Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility, in addition to the majority of faculty offices, research laboratories and classrooms.