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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
141 Chalmers Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7278 fax

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

Biomolecular NMR Facility
37 Chalmers Hall

Upcoming events

BMB Seminar (pdf poster)

Wednesday, April 16 - Phyllis Hanson
Wednesday, April 23 - Rohit Pappu

Director, Center for Biological Systems Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Biophysical complexities of polyglutamine aggregation


Friday, May 16 - Graduate School

1:00 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum

Saturday, May 17 - College of Arts and Sciences

8:30 a.m. Bramlage Coliseum

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October 16, 2013 - "The Unusual Origins of PCR"

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Provost Lecture on Excellence in Scholarship (watch lecture here)
Hageman Lecture in Agricultural Biochemistry


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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.

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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Recent achievements

Larry Davis and Neal Dittmer

Received awards at the Developing Scholars Symposium for outstanding faculty mentors, April 13, 2014.

Obdulia Covarrubias Zambrano

Received second place on her undergraduate student poster presentation at the K-State Research Forum, March 26, 2014.

Anna Zolkiewska

Has been promoted to Professor. Congratulations!

Rohit Babli Kamat

Defended his Ph.D. dissertation on April 3, 2014. Congratulations!

Sara Duhachek Muggy

Received a 2014 Alvin and RosaLee Sarachek Scientific Travel Award for doctoral students. Press Release

John Tomich

Received university recognition (4/2/14) and was featured in the Johnson Cancer Research Center's annual Conquest Magazine for his research recently appearing in the scientific journal Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, "Branched Amphiphilic Peptide Capsules: Cellular Uptake and Retention of Encapsulated Solutes."

Thuy Cao

Was nominated for the Goldwater Scholarship. Congratulations!

Timothy Durrett

Received university recognition (2/27/14) for his research recently appearing in the journal Nature Communications, "A plant factory for moth pheromone production." 

Pinakin Sukthankar

Defended his Ph.D. dissertation on February 25, 2014. Congratulations!

James Balthazor

2012-2013 Excellence in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Teaching Award

Prashant Wani

K-State Johnson Cancer Center Graduate Student Travel Award &
Hageman Graduate Student Travel Award to present a poster, "The proteasome core particle chaperones Pba1 and Pba2 prevent the binding of the regulatory particle to immature core particles," at the Keystone Symposium on The Ubiquitin System: Rofm Basic Science to Drug Discovery in Big Sky, Montana, January 2014

Larry Davis

Book Chapter
Hudek, Kelly, Lawrence C. Davis, Jwan Ibbini, and Larry Erickson. 2014. "Commercial Products from Algae," In Algal Biorefineries. Volume 1. Cultivation of Cells and Products, Springer, pp 275-295.

Anna Zolkiewska, Hui Li, and Sara Duhachek Muggy

Featured publication “Metalloproteinase-disintegrin ADAM12 is associated with a breast tumor-initiating cell phenotype” in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment on MDLinx, Medical News and Information website on June 21, 2013.

Elizabeth Ploetz

2010 BS/MS graduate in Biochemistry
Chosen to participate in the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, June 30 to July 5, 2013. Press Release

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