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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
141 Chalmers Hall
1711 Claflin Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6121
785-532-7278 fax
biochem@k-state.edu

Biotechnology Core Facility
206 Burt Hall
785-532-5956
785-532-6297 fax

Biomolecular NMR Facility
37 Chalmers Hall
785-532-2345

About BMB

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.

Browse this website to find information about our academics, faculty, seminars and more.

BMB Seminars

Thursday, February 11 - Anna Zinovyeva

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
How to choose the perfect strand: what influences microRNA strand selection? (pdf)

Hageman Distinguished Lectureship
in Agricultural Biochemistry

Wednesday, February 24 - 12:00 p.m. - Douglas Rees

Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson Professor of Chemistry
California Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ironing Out the Nitrogenase Mechanism (pdf)

Colloquium - 4:00 p.m.

ABC Transporter Structure and Mechanism (pdf)

 


Faculty Research Videos

Image of Dr. Brian Geisbrecht overseeing research with lab staff and link to Dr. B. Geisbrecht's YouTube research videoImage of Dr. Erika Geisbrecht demonstrating research results and link to Dr. E. Gesbrecht's Youtube research video
Dr. Brian Geisbrecht
Dr. Erika Geisbrecht
Image of Dr. Tomich with student and link to Dr. Tomich's YouTube research videoImage of Dr. Chen discussing research with a grad student and link to Dr. Chen's YouTube research video
Dr. John Tomich
Dr. Jianhan Chen
Image of Dr. Durrett helping a grad student with research and link to Dr. Durrett's Youtube research videoImage of Dr. Klebba's research meeting and link to Dr. Klebba's YouTube research video
Dr. Timothy DurrettDr. Phillip E. Klebba
Image of Dr. Zolkiewska helping a grad student with resaerch and link to Dr. Zolkiewska's YouTube research video 
Dr. Anna Zolkiewska 

Take Note

Randy Schekman, 2013 Nobel Laureate, spoke to K-StateImage of Hageman Poster
May 11, 2015 - "How Cells Export Proteins"

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)

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Kary Mullis, 1993 Nobel Laureate, spoke to K-State
October 16, 2013 - "The Unusual Origins of PCR"

K-State Collegian Reports
Provost Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship (watch lecture here)
Hageman Lecture in Agricultural Biochemistry

 

Images of the Department of Biochemistry, including Chalmers Hall

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.

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Recent Achievements

Four students received Undergraduate Cancer Research Awards for Fall 2015 under the mentoring of John Tomich (Will Smith, Emily Wedeman & Kayla Wilkinson) and Erika Geisbrecht (Molly Zych).

John Tomich received a grant from SmartVet Holdings in Olathe, KS for “Surface absorption of BAPCs in Porcine Model.”

Jianhan Chen’s lab received a grant from NIH: 1/01/16 – 12/31/20, NIH R01 GM114300-01A1 (PI: Chen), “Multi-scale enhanced sampling of disordered proteins” $1,443,750 (total cost) (Co-Is: Michal Zolkiewski and Om Prakash)

John Tomich was a finalist for the U.S. State Department Jefferson Fellowship.

Maureen Gorman received a University Small Research Grant for "Pilot studies of iron uptake mechanisms in insects," $2,147.

Michael Kanost received the John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement Award in Entomology, Purdue University.

Randi Wise (graduate, Zolkiewska) presented a poster entitled: "Protein disulfide isomerases in the endoplasmic reticulum promote anchorage-independent growth of breast cancer cells” at the American Society for Cancer Research conference on Tumor Metastasis, in Austin, TX, Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

Yue Qi (graduate, Zolkiewska) presented a poster entitled: "ADAM12 is a novel regulator of stem-like cells in triple-negative breast cancer” at the American Society for Cancer Research conference on Tumor Metastasis, in Austin, TX, Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

Michael Kanost was named a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America at an awards ceremony at the Annual Meeting of the society in Minneapolis, 11/15/15.

Michael Kanost presented a seminar at Purdue University, Department of Entomology "Hemolymph proteins in immune responses of Manduca sexta", 11/6/15.

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