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 $7 million in extramural support for studying various aspects of biochemistry in animals, plants, insects and microorganisms.
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January 22 - Ed Akhunov
Kansas State Univeristy
“Dissecting the genetic and molecular basis of plant-pathogen interaction in wheat stem rust pathosystem” (pdf)
Michael Kanost Recognized with Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award
Michael Kanost, university distinguished professor of BMB and nationally recognized expert in insect biochemistry, is one of two recipients this year of Kansas State University's Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. He will receive a honorarium of $2,500 for his excellence in mentoring and teaching of graduate students and in research. The award, Kansas State University's top honor for graduate teaching and research, recognizes current members of the graduate faculty who are respected nationally and internationally for their outstanding scholarly achievements and for their contributions to graduate education at the university. Photo courtesy of K-State News.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics' Charlie Hedgcoth, Jr. and Phillip Nordin Graduate Memorial Awards for Excellence
Congratulations to Ashish Kumar and Taihao Yang (grads, Klebba) 2019 recipients of the BMB Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.
Congratulations to Simran Bawa (grad, E. Geisbrect) and Ashish Kumar (grad, Klebba) 2019 recipients of the BMB Excellence in Graduate Research Award.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Graduate Student Earns Top Honors at Research and The State
Ashish Kumar, doctoral student in biochemistry, won top honors at Research and the State graduate student poster session for "Fluorescence Assays for Detection, Discrimination and Quantification of Siderophores" on October 31. He will receive a small scholarship and be one of 10 graduate students to represent K-State at the 17th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, February 26, 2020, at the State Capitol in Topeka. He will present his poster and discuss the implications his work has on issues in the state of Kansas with state legislators, members of the Kansas Board of Regents, and the public. Kumar's faculty advisor is Phillip Klebba, university distinguished professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. K-State News
Goldwater Scholar from Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Erianna Basgall, junior in biochemistry, was selected as one of three K-State 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholars. Basgall is working with CRISPR gene editing and developing applications in the lab of Gregory Finnigan, assistant professor in BMB. The Goldwater scholarship is the premier undergraduate scholarship for students interested in research careers in engineering, mathematics or the natural sciences.
Photo courtesy of K-State News.
Matthew Brettmann, Member of the First Graduating Class in BMB Medical Biochemistry, Speaks About His K-State Education
Read more from Matthew about his K-State education. Photo courtesy of Arts and Sciences.
Read the latest news in BMB. Summer 2019 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||Dr. John Tomich|
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.