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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Sung-O Kim - March 20
Michelle Munson-Serban Simu Keystone Research Scholar
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, Kansas State University
"Plasma Endoscopy using Optical Fibers for Cancer Therapy"
Scott Lovell - March 27
Director, Protein Structure Lab
Del Shankel Structural Biology Center
University of Kansas
"A Protein Structure Medley: From Functional Studies to Inhibitor Development"
Congratulations to our Fall 2018 Graduates!
Fall 2018 graduating seniors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at commencement with the department head. Pictured (left to right): Xena Moore, Ayomide Aduloju, Dr. Michal Zolkiewski, Brendan Drouhard, Kayla Nutsch, Matthew Mcwhorter, and Zachary Reuter. Not pictured: Molly Bassette, Gary Davis, and Emily Wedeman.
BMB Graduate Awards
Charlie Hedgcoth, Jr. and Phillip Nordin Graduate Memorial Awards
Congratulations to Miao Li 2018 recipient of the BMB Excellence in Graduate Research.
Congratulations to Miao Li, Pavithra Natarajan, and Indhujah Thevarajan, 2017-2018 recipients of the BMB Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
"First Graduating Class of BMB Medical Biochemistry Majors Achieve 100% Acceptance to the University of Kansas School of Medicine"
Photo by Maxwell Braasch
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics is pleased to report that all of its undergraduate majors who applied to the 2021 Class of the University of Kansas School of Medicine were accepted. The students are in order left to right: Natalie Ost, Matthew Brettmann, Samuel Broll, Tate Gilchrist, Mackenzie Wahl and Garrison Olds. All six of these seniors participated in the recently developed Medical Biochemistry track, which BMB created in 2013 for its undergraduate students. This curriculum allows biochemistry students who desire a career in medicine or other health-related fields to both prepare for entrance exams and focus their classroom study on subject matter that will comprise their first year of medical, veterinary or nursing school. In 2016, the overall acceptance rate for US applicants to in-state medical schools was 60.6%, so K-State BMB's 2017 acceptance rate of 100% was well above the norm. (Read full pdf article.)
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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||5 Minutes in Dr. Klebba's Lab|
|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.