Our faculty, students and fellows are providing paradigm-shifting advances at the cutting edge of science and medicine. We embrace a culture of transdisciplinary partnerships that transcend traditional boundaries in undergraduate, graduate and medical teaching and in pursuit of research through collaborative team approaches that combine biochemical, molecular, cellular, in vivo genetic, epigenetic, genomic, proteomic and bioinformatic strategies.


 

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The goal of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at the University of Vermont is to prepare students for careers in science as both researchers and educators. We expand knowledge of both chemistry and biochemistry while cultivating critical analysis, creativity, and independent study.

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Each faculty member in UVM’s Department of Biochemistry explores questions using a wide variety of approaches, systems, and techniques. What brings us together is our mutual interest in understanding fundamental biological questions at a molecular level. Learn more >>

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With the publication of the Human Genome and other discoveries describing the molecular basis of life, tremendous opportunities await students with the right background and training. Biochemists study the molecular interactions that guide many processes involved in living organisms. Learn more >>

 

Spotlight

Education:

Learn more about our Accelerated Master's Program in Biochemistry here.

Instruction Recruitment:

Biochemistry Instructor position. Apply here

Research Professional Recruitment:

Postdoctoral Position - Investigating Breast Cancer Compromised Epigenetic Control. How to Apply

Administrative Recruitment:

Business Support Generalist - Apply here

Student Spotlight:

Olivia Stanley, an Honor’s student performing research in Dr. Bouchard’s laboratory, was the recipient of 2022 Summer Research Funding through the UVM undergraduate program

Isaac Goetzke receives the Bernd Heinrich Award in Physiology or Evolution

Isaac Goetzke successfully defended his Honors College Senior Thesis entitled, Identification of Factor V Nanobodies from a Synthetic Yeast Surface Display Library in December 2021

Research:

With nearly 1,200 impressions highlights the pre-cancer atlas published in Nature Portfolio: npj Breast Cancer co-authored by a team of six UVM Cancer Center investigators, Janet Stein, Ph.D., Donald Weaver, M.D., Gary Stein, Ph.D., Brian Sprague, Ph.D., Jonathan Gordon, Ph.D., and Mark Evans, Ph.D. Read here.

The Bouchard lab works on blood coagulation and mechanisms regulating factor V endocytosis by megakaryocytes. Read more.

Featured Publication:

Hinfp is a guardian of the somatic genome by repressing transposable elements

Nirala NK, Li Q, Ghule PN, Chen HJ, Li R, Zhu LJ, Wang R, Rice NP, Mao J, Stein JL, Stein GS, van Wijnen AJ, Ip YT. Hinfp is a guardian of the somatic genome by repressing transposable elements. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Oct 12;118(41):e2100839118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2100839118. PMID: 34620709; PMCID: PMC8521681.

Recent News:

Congratulations to Dr. Jane Lian who was awarded the Dean's Faculty Research Mentorship Award

Chris Pung accepts position as senior lab technician in the Stein/Lian Lab

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Tracy and Dr. Stephen Everse who have been awarded Larner College of Medicine Professionalism Accolades 

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Heath becoming the vice-chair of Pediatrics

Dr. Rob Hondal attended the Thiol Gordon Conference and gave talk entitled "Cheating on Selenium"

Congratulations to Dr. Delphine Quenet who has been accepted as a faculty fellow in the Malate Dehydrogenase CUREs Community Faculty Fellow Cohort 2022 and to the Eastern regional hub

Congratulations to Dr. Jay Silveira who is the recipient of the AY 2021-2022 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award at the rank of Assistant Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Tracy and Dr. Scott Morrical on their appointments as Professor of Biochemistry Emerita.

Congratulations to Dr. Paula Tracy who has been recognized for her effectiveness in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and is the recipient of the UVM 2022 Gender Equity Lifetime Achievement Award.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Chris Francklyn on his new position of Director of the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (PBRN).

A warm welcome to the new Post-Doctoral members of the Stein/Lian Lab: Janine Warren, Rabail Toor, and Rahim Ullah.

Student News:

Several biochemistry students have received awards for continuing their Summer 2019 research. Read more.

Recent Publications:

View the most recent Department of Biochemistry publications on PubMed.