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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

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BMB Seminar

Wednesday, September 24 - Brad Olson

Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Peering into the Pond for Clues to Multicellular Evolution

Hageman Lecture

Wednesday, November 19 - Elliot Meyerowitz

George W. Beadle Professor of Biology
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Physical as well as Chemical Signals Control Plant Development

Thursday, November 20 - Colloquium

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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

Prashant S. Wani

Received the Ruby Newhall Scholarship award for 2014-2015.

Brian Geisbrecht and Kasra Ramyar

Received university recognition (9-2-14) for their research on Staphylococcus aureus found in "Staphylococcus aureus secretes a unique class of neutrophil serine protease inhibitors." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 

Jammie Layman

Defended her M.S. dissertation on August 22, 2014.

Timothy Durrett

Received university recognition (8-4-14) for his collaborative research grant using Camelina to build better biofuel. 

Sara Peng

Defended her Ph.D. dissertation on July 28, 2014.

Weihong Zhang

Defended his Ph.D. dissertation on July 7, 2014.

Jenny Barriga

Received a fellowship from Phi Kappa Phi in May 2014. Press Release

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. 

Anna Zolkiewska

Has been promoted to Professor effective June, 2014.

James Balthazor

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

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