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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
141 Chalmers Hall
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

Upcoming events

Ph.D. Defense

July 28, 2014. Sara Peng

A multicopper oxidase-related protein plays a role in insect molting, life span and ovary development

Final Fall Orientation and Enrollment

August 21-22

Fall Classes Begin

August 25, 2014

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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

Phillip Klebba, Sally Newton, and Yan Shipelskiy

Received university recognition (7/15/14) and was referenced (6/30/14) by Elizabeth M. Adler, in the Journal of General Physiology (JGP) for their article that recently appeared in the JGP, "Concerted loop motion triggers induced fit of FepA to ferric enterobactin." 

Beibei Li

Defended her M.S, dissertation on June 25, 2014.

Jessica Wheeler

Initiated into Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society in June 2014. Press Release

Timothy Durrett

Received the Spring 2014 Faculty Development Award. Press Release

Alex Beugelsdijk

Defended his M.S. Dissertation on June 17, 2014. 

Nicole Green

2014-2015 NSF EIDRoP GK-12 Graduate fellow Grant Program 

Sara Duhachek Muggy and Pinakin Sukthankar

2014 Excellence in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Research Award

Weihong Zhang

2013 Excellence in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Research Award

Jessica Wheeler (junior) and Weihong Zhang (PhD)

Initiated into Phi Kappa Phi collegiate honor society in May 2014. Press Release

Jarrod Bechard

Defended his M.S. dissertation on May 6, 2014.

Michal Zolkiewski

Received university recognition (5/6/14) for his research with dystonia recently appearing in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, "The BiP molecular chaperone plays multiple roles during the biogenesis of TorsinA, a AAA+ ATPase associated with the neurological disease Early-Onset Torsion Dystonia."

Matthew Aksamit

Defended his M.S. dissertation on May 2, 2014. 

Gillian Long

Selected as a member of 2014-2015 Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society, K-State chapter in April 2014. Press Release

Larry Davis and Neal Dittmer

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

Anna Zolkiewska

Has been promoted to Professor effective June, 2014.

Rohit Babli Kamat

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

Sara Duhachek Muggy

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

Obdulia Covarrubias Zambrano

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

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 in March 2014. Press Release.

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.

James Balthazor

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

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.

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